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Carol Ann (Steffan) Gable

December 1, 1956 ~ December 29, 2019 (age 63)

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Carol Ann Gable, age  63 of Defiance, passed away on Sunday morning, December 29, 2019 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, surrounded by her family.   
She was born on December 1, 1956 to the late Robert and Rita (Rampe) Steffan of Leipsic, Ohio. Carol received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1978. On June 8, 1979 she married Dennis Gable, who resides in Defiance. She was a second grade teacher at Tinora and Defiance School Districts until 1985 when she fell ill, and for many years following, she tutored students from her home.
Carol was a faithful and active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Defiance. She was a Past President of the Defiance City Schools Foundation. Carol was an avid reader, and she loved to vacation in Florida. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren, and catching up with her many friends. 
Carol is survived by her devoted husband, Dennis, and her two daughters, Lindsey (Jonathon) Dues of Chicago, IL, and Jenna (Matthew) Bowles of Charleston, WV. She also leaves behind four grandchildren; Jonny and Mara Dues, and Alice and Marcie Bowles. She is also survived by her brother, Dennis (Beth) Steffan of Leipsic, OH, and her sister, Shari (Bill) Bates of Westerville, OH, as well as a "good bunch" of extended family members. 
Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson/Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton Street in Defiance).  A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, January 3, 2020 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Defiance, with Fr. Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Catholic School Scholarship Fund, or St. Mary's Catholic Church. Online condolences can be given at

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January 2, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512

Funeral Service
January 3, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church
715 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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