Carolyn Shonk

April 20, 1942May 26, 2018

Carolyn Kay (Slater) Shonk, 76, of Lancaster passed away on May 26, 2018 at the Pickering House. She was born April 20, 1942 in Lancaster to Betty (Moury) Slater and Russell Walt and later adopted by James Slater. Kay was a 1960 graduate of Lancaster High School and enjoyed attending many of their class reunions over the years. She retired in 2007 from the Ohio Department of Public Safety/Ohio State Highway Patrol general headquarters in Columbus Ohio where she was a secretary. She dearly loved her family and will forever be remembered for her delicious meals, special gifts and treats at family gatherings that she planned. Along with cooking she loved collecting things, decorating and caring for her home, flower gardening, listening to music and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeye football team. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who touched all with her sweet thoughtful nature, kindness and generosity. She will be greatly missed by her family whom she loved dearly. The time spent with them and all of the cherished memories that they made together will forever keep her close at heart. She is survived by her three daughters Jennifer (Jeff) Sevcik of Downers Grove, IL, Julie (John) Tomlinson of Columbus and Karen (Mark) Fisher of Cincinnati; her granddaughters Jaye Sevcik and Leah Fisher and her grandsons Ben and Henry Sevcik and Kyle and Joseph Fisher. She is also survived by her sisters Linda (George) Swisher of Kingsport, TN and Sheri (Steve) Grygier of Savannah, GA; her uncle Floyd Moury of Lancaster, her aunt Pat Moury of Lancaster, many cousins, nieces, and nephews and her very dear lifelong friend Bonnie Reed of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, her two young brothers Danny and Michael and several beloved aunts and uncles. Kay’s daughters would like to thank each of the employees and volunteers that cared for their Mom and supported them at the OSU Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center, the OSU James Cancer Center, FairHope Hospice and the Pickering House. Funeral services will be held on Friday June 1st, 2018 at 12:30PM at the HALTEMAN-FETT & DYER FUNERAL HOME with Chaplain Mark Linn officiating. Burial is to follow at Forest Rose Cemetery. Friends may visit on Friday from 10:30AM until the time of the service. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to FairHope Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. or the Pink Ribbon Girls organization of Tipp City, OH.


  • FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • Pink Ribbon Girls Organization



  • Visitation Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 1, 2018


  • Burial

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Cathy McKee

June 10, 2018

I have so many wonderful memories of your mom. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. Jen, Julie, and Karen you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Monica Emmert Mickey

June 1, 2018

Jennifer, Julie and Karen : The Mickey Family is so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith and Kathleen Hatem

May 28, 2018

Jennifer, Julie and Karen - so very sorry for your loss! We remember your mom's incredible sweetness!! You all will be in our prayers! May God give you comfort and peace! Keith and Kathleen

Emily Thimmes Lane

May 27, 2018

How truly , truly saddened I am about the passing of a very special friend. We grew up together, lived on the same block and was one of the neighbors that my Dad always took to school in the morning. She even gave up her first choice for her wedding date so I could marry my love while he was home from the Navy. We remained friends all the years even if we didn't see each other until it was LHS Class of 1960 reunion time.
Fond memories were going to the Friday night dances at the Armory, driving around town in my '48 Chevy and her promising to unscrew the light bulb on our front porch so I could get a good night kiss from my date.
I am so upset with myself that I have not been to visit her since I saw her last fall and I had plans to visit when I got back from my current trip to a grandson's graduation.
My heart is crying for her family and I am sending my sincerest good thoughts to all of you. I am sorry that I won't be at the service but will be thinking of her in my heart.