February 4, 1932 ~ May 26, 2019

Born in: Zanesville, OH
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Carolyn Yinger Kastelic died on May 26, 2019 at Givens Estates in Asheville.

Carolyn was born February 4, 1932 in Zanesville, OH, the daughter of the late Carl Yinger and Mae Greaves Yinger. She is survived by her beloved children, Robert (Karen), Paul, Lisa, Thomas (Sharon) and Steven (Kathy); four grandsons, Joseph, Daniel (Janelle), Brian and Louis; one granddaughter, Julie A. Bellitt; three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Samuel and Sara and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Carolyn is also survived by one brother, James Yinger (Karel) of Margate, FL and was preceded in death by brothers, Richard (Eileen), Arthur (Pat) and Robert (Ann).

Carolyn graduated from St. Nicholas High School and Muskingum College (New Concord, OH). She taught Biology and P.E., was Deputy Clerk of Court, Chief Deputy County Auditor, Director of Planning and Economic Development for Summit County, OH, the Executive Director of ACCESS, an adult reading agency, and served on many Boards and Commissions in the Akron, OH area.

Following a private service in the Pulliam Chapel, which will be officiated by Rev. James Chatham, the family will receive friends in the Stuenkel Living Room at Givens Estates, 100 Wesley Drive, Asheville, NC 28803 between 11:30am and 1:00pm on Saturday, June 22.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Givens Estates Residents Assistance Fund, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.

According to Carolyn’s wishes, her body was donated to the Genesis Program for medical education research.

A Mass at St. Nicholas Church in Zanesville, OH and interment of her cremains in the Columbarium at Muskingum University will be scheduled at a later date.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family with local arrangements.


Visitation: June 22, 2019 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Givens Estates
100 Wesley Drive
Asheville, NC 28803


Room: Stuenkel Living Room

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. Carolyn was such a caring and kind person. I cherish my memories with her golfing in Florida and of course with the Knitting Knellies. May God hold her carefully in the palm of His hands.

  2. You were such a blessing to me and the members of Knitting Nellies. You were an inspiration to many, many people.

  3. To the world you may be one person; but to us you were the world.

    I will cherish every memory we made together.

  4. Carolyn was such a wonderful lady and an inspiration to all of her golfing friends and knitting friends. Rest in Peace🙏

  5. We will all miss our dear friend Carolyn in so very many ways; her intelligent conversation, her inquiring mind, her good humor, her adventurous spirit and of course her compassionate heart. She was so much to so very many and we are all better as human beings for having known her.

  6. Carolyn left us with memories of a kind, understanding, patient lady whose smile could bring comfort and warmth to all. I feel blessed to have known her and will not forget her. My sympathy to her family. May she Rest In Peace.
    One of her golfing friends, Kathy Gardner

  7. Mom will never be forgotten. An impressive and strong woman who was always ahead of her time! She raised a great son who I have the honor of being married to. She raised a great family who loved her dearly, and will always be there for each other because of her example and her inspiration.

  8. We miss you, Carolyn, and especially when we’re dancing. I’ll always remember your quiet, confident smile when I asked you to dance, your merry eyes, and your impish expression wordlessly saying, “You think I can’t do this, but I CAN!” And you certain COULD dance wonderfully!

  9. We are so sorry the two families could not meet in the time of overlap in NC. We will always remember the family get together events back in Ohio with music, song and hay rides. Deepest sympathy to the kids and grand-kids during this time of grief. Wally and Betty Ann Harr and family.

  10. My sympathies to Carol’s family. I remember many good times golfing, laughing, and enjoying her company at Leisure Time Golf course in Stow, Ohio. We enjoyed hearing about her modeling career and other adventures. Rest in Peace.

  11. So saddened to say good-bye to Carol. Carol was a strong, intelligent, forward thinking, intellectually curious, and inventive woman who went away too soon. Carol always held herself high and inspired many other women to do the same. She was fun-loving too and I still can hear her as she’d chuckle with her kids thinking back to years gone by. Carol was loving and giving and opened her heart and home to others. I was one of the fortunate ones to be thought of as family. And what an amazing family she raised. All of her children made her proud and it showed. She met her death as she met her life, with a no nonsense kind of courage, because that’s who she was! I will miss you. 💙

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