Carol Ann Ozark
March 26, 2012
Carol Ann Ozark of New Port Richey formerly of Oak Lawn, Illinois. Carol passed away on March 26, 2012 at her home under the care of Hospice. She leaves behind her beloved Husband Arthur J. Ozark, Children; Son, Matthew Ozark and his Wife Kimberly, Son, Steven Ozark and his Wife Julia, Daughter Paula Eberiga and her Husband Richard. Carol’s beloved grandchildren are Megan, Katie, Ashley, Nicole, Shauna, Sterling and Hanna.
Carol was born in Chicago, then wed to Art, and they moved to Oak Lawn where they raised their family for many years before moving to Florida.
Carol loved to read, do crosswords,watch sunsets, be by the water, swim and water ski. She also loved to dance, especially the “Jitterbug” and the “Cha-cha”. She was a loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family most of all. Carol taught each of her children and grandchildren to read before they went to kindergarten.
Some of her most favorite memories were when the entire family went on a cruise for she and Art’s 50th wedding anniversary. They all cherished the time they spent going to the Lake of the Ozarks where they spent one week a year since the mid 1960’s.
Carol was a smoker and passed away from lung cancer, so to encourage her grandchildren to refrain from smoking Carol has bequeathed $1,000 for each of her grandchildren at the age of 18 and again at age 21 IF they do not take up the habit of smoking or any drugs. Carol realized that all of her grandchildren are currently smoke free and could not ask for a better gift than to leave them with healthy lives.
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