WARREN - Carol H. Balko, 72, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Hospice House in Poland.
She was born March 14, 1940, in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., the daughter of Chester and Mary Kenyon Hart.
Carol married Stephen Balko on Oct. 20, 1961. Carol was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Carol was a loving nanny to many families in the area, loved to shop and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warren.
Loving memories of Carol will be carried on by her husband, Stephen G. Balko of Warren; a son, Stephen H. Balko of Wellston; daughters, Kimberly (Adam) Hammonds of Howland and Kelli (Joseph) Komlanc of Niles; sisters, Gloria Seacrest of Fairless, Pa., and Virginia Santone of Greensburg, Pa.; grandchildren, Timothy and Sean Hammonds, Patrick, Stephen A. and Alyssa Balko and Joey and Leighton Komlanc; and many nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by a son, Scott Balko, five brothers and two sisters.
Friends and family may gather from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at McFarland & Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Revs. Rick Oaks and Yesudas Devadan officiating. Entombment will follow in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406; First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481 or the Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McFarland & Son Funeral and Cremation Services Company, 271 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences and order flowers.