Carol Anne Vollmer

Born in Cincinnati, OH on April 12, 1942

Departed on April 1, 2014 and resided in Castalian Springs, TN

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Carol Anne Vollmer age 71 of Castalian Springs was born on April 12, 1942 and passed away peacefully on April 1, 2014.
Carol spent the majority of her life in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where her love for God and children was cultivated and shared with various Catholic Adoption Services, where she became a foster mother for numerous babies until they were adopted. After her time in Florida Carol and her family moved to Gallatin, TN, and joined Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church where they have attended for 20 years.
She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Terry Vollmer; daughters, Linda (Steve) Woods and Lisa Vaske; grandchildren, Travis, Brooke, Brayden and Tyler, whom she was a second mother for, and devoted her everything to; sisters, Mary and Elaine, and special friends, Ruth and Phil Croghan.
A funeral Mass will be conducted at 12PM at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, with interment to follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. A visitation with the family will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

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13 Comments to Carol Anne Vollmer

  1. Kathy Wood
    April 2, 2014 9:35 pm

    Mrs. Vollmer will ALWAYS hold a very special place in my heart. The friendship she and Mr. Vollmer shared with my mom and dad is the definition of a true, once in a lifetime friendship and has always been a source of inspiration and astonishment to me. It has been an honor and a true blessing to get to observe and be a part of such a special relationship. While Mr. Vollmer will be able to share in more of our life’s events in person, Mrs. Vollmer will be with us in a very special way. I look forward to someday watching as the group is reunited in the Kingdom of God. My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Vollmer and the entire family. May God’s arms welcome her into his Kingdom and may her soul forever rest in peace. Sincerely with love, Kathy

  2. Ruth and Phil Croghan
    April 3, 2014 5:52 pm

    IN 1956 AT AGE 14, CAROL OFFERED THE NEW GIRL IN SCHOOL ASSISTANCE IN FINDING HER CLASSES AS FRESHMEN AT CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH. THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF A BEAUTIFUL LIFELONG FRIENDSHIP THAT IS RARELY, IF EVER, MATCHED. WE MATURED, DATED, MARRIED, RAISED OUR HUSBANDS, TERRY AND PHIL,(A LITTLE HUMOR), AND OUR CHILDREN, CARED FOR FOSTER BABIES, AND SHARED HAPPY TIMES, SAD TIMES, ALL TIMES, MAKING COUNTLESS MEMORIES, ALWAYS AS BEST FRIENDS. WE WERE THE FUN-LOVING FOURSOME!

    IT IS A SPECIAL BLESSING FEW PEOPLE EXPERIENCE IN THEIR LIVES FOR WHICH WE WILL BE FOREVER APPRECIATIVE AND GRATEFUL. WE WILL MISS OUR PRECIOUS CAROL BUT WILL NEVER FORGET HER. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE UNTIL ONE DAY WE ARE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN. WE OFFER OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO TERRY, THEIR DAUGHTERS, THEIR GRANDCHILDREN, AND HER SISTERS. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

    LOVE, RUTH AND PHIL

  3. Carol Weller
    April 3, 2014 11:17 pm

    l met Carol thru Butch ,my late husband. We became good friends . We have enjoyed good times together as teenagers and married couples .I will always remember our times together. In the past few years I enjoyed getting together in Nashville and you both visiting in Florida. I will miss our talks on the phone. I am very thankful you got me back into church after Butch’s memorial, , it helped me to heal . I will miss Carol but I know she is at peace and we will meet again. My deepest sympathy and prayers for Terry ,Lisa , Linda, their grandchildren ,and her sisters.

    Love,Carol

  4. Lisa Hughes RN, BSN
    April 4, 2014 7:05 am

    Unfortunately, I had never met Carol; I am friends with her lovely sister Mary & her wonderful family. From everything I have read & learned about Carol in the last few weeks, it is definitely my loss. I can tell from the amazing love & devotion her family & friends had for her, she was extremely special. I have been communicating with her daughter, Lisa several times a day, trying to support her & her family while Carol was dying. Lisa is incredibly strong, & sacrificed everything in order to be there 100% for her Mother, overcoming significant adversity in the process. That love & devotion is a testament to what an awesome Mother Carol was! She was so blessed to be able to stay in her own home, & the care she received from Lisa was incredible! Since Carol played such a major role in her Grandchildren’s lives, it would be an amazing gift to them if everyone that knew Carol would write their favorite memories of her, as well as the characteristics that made her special. That way, when the children are older, they will have this priceless gift & learn about the wonderful woman that was their grandmother.
    I pray that all the wonderful memories her loved ones have will help to ease their grief. HUGS to you all!

  5. Pat Scheffmeyer Roberts
    April 4, 2014 10:12 am

    Many days were brighter, happier, and richer because Carol was there. Remember those days and don’t be sad!

    Love to the family,
    Pat

  6. Eileen Hehman
    April 4, 2014 5:28 pm

    Mrs. Vollmer is a wonderful woman and has touched so many lives. We will miss her terribly, but because of our faith in God, he has promised us that we will all be together again someday in Paradise. We mourn for her, but know that many others are happy she has arrived! My family and I pray for those left behind, especially Mr. Vollmer, Lisa, Linda, her grandchildren and her sisters. As well as my Mom and Dad, I know she’ll be ready for a party when you arrive!
    Love to you all,
    Eileen, Dan, Colby and Kyle Hehman

  7. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Guidera
    April 4, 2014 6:08 pm

    My husband and I met Carol and Terry through their friends Phil & Ruth Croghan. Phil and Ruth have been Terri and Carol friends for over 50 years. We had a great time together on a trip that we had taken together. Terry and Carol were wonderful to travel with and we all ad a wonderful time. My husband and I give our deepest sympathy to Terry and their family. We were very fortunate to meet and enjoy their company. May god bless Terry you are in our thoughts,

    Joe and Ann Guidera
    Chandler, Arizona

  8. Patrick Croghan
    April 6, 2014 5:50 pm

    The beautiful story of Carol Vollmer’s life as written in the obituary and the warm memories expressed by her friends are a testament to a life well lived. The Mrs. Vollmer we knew and loved always faced life’s blessings and struggles with style, grace, and a wonderful sense of humor. She helped to make the world a better place. My sisters and I have so many fond memories of the happy visits, parties, and trips with the Vollmer family. We can only imagine what the “fun-loving foursome” did when we children were not around! Her loss is so painful because she was so special. It is comforting for those she left behind, however, to know that her hard work has finally paid off and that she is “home” and at peace. Our sympathy and prayers are with her husband, her daughters, her grandchildren, her sisters, and many close friends who will miss her deeply.

    Our love,
    Pat and Donna

  9. Darlene Edwards.
    April 7, 2014 10:40 pm

    I had the pleasure of meeting Carol thru her wonderful daughter Lisa that I hold very dear to my heart , Carol will be missed greatly by Terry I know she was his best friend as well as his Soul Mate 50 years (wow) she will just be In a different place watching over all of you, Lisa I am so proud of how strong you have been , Terry you will see her again keep the FAITH

    Love
    Darlene, Earl Edwards

  10. Kim and Richard Muszynski & Family
    April 8, 2014 10:40 am

    They say “life” is not about the joy you receive, but about the “joy” you bring to “Others”…Carol was a pure example of this “joy” as she consistently brought joy and happiness to all those whose lives she touched! I met Carol through my best friend, Lisa Marie, when we were just 13 years old in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Together, I grew up with her daughter and her family through the years and through life. In 33 years of friendship, I still remember the “pool parties”, “vacations”, “sleep overs” and the fun and laughter I shared with Lisa’s family. I learned to call Carol, “Mom” and Terry “Dad” because they were like a “Mom” and “Dad” to me through the years. Carol’s character was strong, graceful, and a beautiful example of the various roles she held in life as a “mom”, “wife” “sister” “grandmother” “friend”, etc etc….Whatever she did, she gave 100% percent of herself and her dedication to make a beautiful life for her family! It was my HONOR to stand by my best friend and her family during Carol’s service. To just BE THERE….for them in any way possible. After all, I learned this from Carol (Mom).

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to all of the Vollmer family, Lisa, Terry, Linda, Travis, Brooke, Brayden, and extended family. On a more personal note, I am so very proud of my best friend, Lisa Marie, for her strength and courage (not only now) but through the entire time her mom was sick. Taking care of her mom, being a “single” mom caring for 3 children, and still “holding” it together through it all. She is an inspiration to me. And to Terry, he married his best friend, his partner and his soul mate. Their “love” and “marriage” has always been extraordinary!! Someday, he and Carol will be together and reunited in heaven above. There’s no doubt, that Carol is smiling down from heaven on the entire family and shining her most beautiful angel wings (dressed in that Casper Suit with the most dazzling jewelry)!! Terry/Lisa….Watch for her in every sunrise, rainbow, snowfall, butterfly, and she will show up in ways when you least expect. Carol, you will be missed more than words. Rest in Peace, Mom:-)

    All our love,
    Kim/Rich Muszynski & Family

  11. Allie (Alice) Murray
    April 9, 2014 8:44 am

    I was saddened to hear of Carole’s passing. Although many miles apart, I feel her absence but I am sure that she has gone to a better place and no longer has to suffer with emotional and bodily pain.

    I knew Carol through my good friends Phil and Ruth Croghan, where we were connected through the Miramar Fire Dept., when my husband, Ed Murray, was a volunteer – then paid – firefighter/paramedic since the early 1960s. Our social events included many activities through the fire department as well as family get-togethers of the Croghans. We were all a good fit and I always looked up to Carole and saw her positive attitude and caring persona. I was so happy to see that, even during her illness, she had the strength and determination to attend the celebration party of Ruth and Phil’s 50th wedding anniversary, in November of last year.

    Carol was a remarkable person and has touched many lives with her goodness! My prayer is that God will send loving comfort to her husband, Terry, the surviving children and their families. Rest in peace, Carol – your task on Earth is done!

  12. Lisa Marie Vaske Vollmer
    April 14, 2014 2:52 pm

    Hi Mom it me Lisa.. I love you so much and miss you!!!

    • Lisa Marie
      June 4, 2014 3:51 pm

      Its me again missing you more and more everyday!! Life isn’t good without you!! Dad xame to visit grave alone today. He doesnt like to do that, but he did.. I miss you mommy

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