Carol Ann Cromer, 80, of Murray, died Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House. She was born on September 30, 1941, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to Arthur Boyce Cromer and Helen Louise Keister Cromer. She grew up in Mariemont, Ohio, and earned a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University.
Carol taught English and theater at the junior high level in Columbus, Ohio, until she married and began raising a family. Later on, when her three children were in school, she started substitute teaching. In 1984, she moved to Murray.
Carol was beloved of many, many students she got to know over the years she taught either as a full-time or substitute teacher. She asked a lot of questions, listened intently and took their welfare to heart. They knew she cared.
In her retirement, Carol enjoyed going to the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center to socialize and play bridge. She made new and dear friends in that time. She also loved to follow the news and various sports. In her last weeks, she made sure to watch Ja Morant play with the Memphis Grizzlies and watch Murray State's basketball team win the OVC tournament.
Carol is survived by her daughters, Cathy Carmode Lim (Marcelino) and Christine Carmode, and son Ken Carmode (Michele); grandsons Beau Phillips, Tyson Carmode and Drake Carmode; granddaughters Brianna Lim Malcolm (Matthew), Marissa Lim, Camille Lim and Charlotte Lim, and great-grandchildren Matthew, Esther and Heath Malcolm. She is also survived by her brother, Ken Cromer (Rosa), and a niece and nephew.
Carol was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is being cremated and her wishes were that no services be held.
Online condolences can be made at, www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com