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Elizabeth A. "Liz" Carkhuff

d. February 7, 2020

Gustavus township, Ohio - Elizabeth Adeline "Liz" Carkhuff, age 90, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 7, 2020, in Warren, OH. She was born on February 5, 1930 in Volant, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Irene A. (Mesmer) and Harold W. Fletcher. Liz was a 1948 graduate of Kinsman High School. On May 21, 1948 she married her high school sweetheart, Gordon L. Carkhuff. A lifelong Kinsman resident, Liz was a cook for Joseph Badger High School for eight years and later as a teller for Mahoning Bank of Kinsman for over twenty-two years. She was a member of the Kinsman Presbyterain Church for over seventy years. Liz was a member of the Hartford Order of Eastern Star No. 518, a mother advisor for the Kinsman Rainbow Girls, Loyal Order of Moose of Greenville, Pennsylvania, No. 1890 and the Social Arts Club of the Kinsman area. She enjoyed cooking, knitting,crocheting, golfing, traveling, and watching westerns. She was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and was the #1 fan of her grandchildren's soccer, basketball, and baseball sports teams Liz is preceded in death by her parents;her husband of sixty-three years, Gordon L. Carkhuff on March 22, 2011; her son, Gerald Carkhuff; and son-in-law, Bill Pilger. Survivors include her daughter, Thelma Pilger of Jensen Beach, Florida, two sons, Paul Carkhuff of Champion, Ohio and Jeffrey (Terri) Carkhuff of Gustavus township, Ohio;her daughter-in-law, Diane Carkhuff of Midwest City, OK; nine grandchildren, Benn (Colleen) Carkhuff, Laraine (Nicholas) Hendrix, Lindsay (Dan) Daywalt, Stacey (Derek) Baldridge, Michelle (Joe) Polon, Jennifer (John) Somerville, Carrie Carkhuff, John (Stephanie) Carkhuff, and Maggie Carkhuff; and seventeen great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St.,Kinsman,OH, with Pastor Susan Francis officiating. Burial will follow in Windsor Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday, February 11th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman,OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, PO Box 304, Kinsman, OH 44428. Share a fond memory or condolence at

Service Information


Windsor Cemetery

Windsor OH 44099


Tuesday, February 11 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman
8569 Main St. P.O. Box 285
Kinsman OH 44428


Wednesday, February 12 2020
11:00 AM

Kinsman Presbyterian Church
6383 Church St.
Kinsman OH 44428

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