Carolyn Ann (Mills) McCain, age 91, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2023 in hospice. She was born September 12, 1931, in Canton, Ohio to Tom and Ila Mills. Carolyn attended Lincoln High School and earned a secretarial certificate from Kent State and retired from the Jackson Township School System. She was a member of the Canton Women’s Club and enjoyed many activities.
She was a 69-year member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Canton, Ohio, and an active volunteer. She worked a number of years as director of the ushers for all services. Most recently Carolyn was dedicated to Sharing and Caring, the ministry that plans and assists at funerals and hosted meals for attendees after the service. With her husband, she enjoyed being part of small groups, bible study, as well as a range of committees. She prayed fervently for her family and her friends.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Tom; daughter Cynde Norris of Winter Park, FL.; sons, Mark McCain of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Tim McCain of Jupiter, FL; twin sister Marilyn Cooper of Winter Park, FL, and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Evelyn.
In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution in Carolyn’s honor to Camp Wakonda, a ministry of Christ Presbyterian Church, 530 Tuscarawas St. West, Canton, OH 44702. In “memo” on your check, please note the gift is in memory of Carolyn McCain.
At Camp Wakonda, not only do kids participate in engaging nature programs and fun activities, but they also grow in their Christian faith.
Carolyn’s connection to Camp Wakonda spanned her decades. The many gifts she offered in service to Wakonda ministry included her time, her talent, and her treasure. In remembering Carolyn, know that your gift will allow Wakonda to grow ministry by offering new, creative programing designed to engage kids of all ages. Additionally, your donation will enhance our ability to offer financial assistance to families who may not have the necessary resources to send their children to summer camp. Thank you for considering Camp Wakonda as you seek to remember and honor our sister in Christ.
She was a wonderful friend.
Always so cheerful at work.
I always remember her with her lovely smile.
Her friend, Mary Irene
I was so very sad to see Carolyn's picture and obituary in the paper. I always thought the two of you were the loveliest couple. You certainly set the bar high for the rest of us seniors. I always looked forward to the Thursday morning yoga class because I got to see Carolyn and talk with her. I enjoyed spending time with her. She was a delightful person. I feel blessed to have known the two of you.
Sharon from Brewster
I was so distressed to hear of Caroline "s passing. She was so sweet & loving. she always was laughing & cheerful when we met each other in church. You & she brought me meals aft I had surgery & always me feel special. I have missed seeing you two in church each Sunday. She was what made Christ Presbyterian a special , welcoming place.
May you feel the love we all have had for both of you.
Yours in Christ
Joyce & Earl Mc Kimm
Carolyn was such a special lady. Her kindness and thoughtfulness for others shown through. She had such a wonderful sense of humor and always had a smile. We’ll always be thankful we got to share in her life. She will be missed by so many. Your family is in our thoughts during this difficult time. I hope she and mom are having some great conversations! Much Love
Mary Ann Sponseller
Mary Ann Sponseller
Dianne and Darrell Holland
Our hearts are broken for you! You were married to such a Gem. She will be missed by many who enjoyed her beautiful smile, and her bubbly and sweet personality! God Bless you in your time of mourning.
Steve and Byrdie Stocker
Steve and Byrdie
You have my deepest condolences in the passing of our beloved Carolyn, words cannot express my love and prayers to you all. Carolyn was always available when I called her to arrange a funeral luncheon. I will always remember the love and laughter in her voice and smiles and hugs when I would see her at the church. Rest in Peace Dear Carolyn, your work on this earth is done.
Peace and love to Tom and family,
Retired Business Administrator
CPC - Canton OH
George, Kim, Hannah and Hayden
We are so sorry to hear of Mrs. McCain's passing. She was always joyous and had a welcoming smile. We have missed seeing you both in church. May the promise of the Resurrection bring peace to you and your family.
Scott & Lori Sproul