L. Carmen Likes, July 9, 1920 - Aug. 7, 2008

Aug 31, 2015


JULY 9, 1920-AUG. 7, 2008


L. Carmen Likes, 88, of Sandusky, passed away Aug. 7, 2008, in Stein Hospice after a brief illness.

A long time resident of Milan, Carmen was born July 9, 1920, in Columbus, Ohio, to Harry J. and Lenna E. (Moreland) Lambert. A graduate of West High School in Columbus, Carmen served in the Women’s Army Corp during World War II.

Carmen was an active, involved and always-optimistic woman of great Christian faith. She was a member of Edison United Memorial United Methodist Church in Milan, served as Chair of the Residents Council at Parkvue Retirement Center, and was involved in many church, school and community organizations. She was employed for many years at EHOVE Career Center in Milan.

While attending Ohio State University, Carmen met and later married Gerald D. “Jerry” Likes of Ashland, Ohio, who survives. Carmen and Jerry celebrated 61 years together and are the proud parents of six children, Gregory (Patricia) Likes of Lyman, S.C., Bradley (Marsha) Likes of Ashland, Ohio, Ava (Patrick) Churchill of Demorest, Ga., Kathy (William) Kelly of Powell, Ohio, Carmen (Thomas) Christie of Lincoln, Neb., and Joyce (Steven) Peterson of Lanexa, Va.

She is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, Kevin, Tony, Sean and Jeff Likes, Kris and Samantha Likes, Patrick A. and Carrie Churchill, Eileen and Elizabeth Kelly, Laura, Ben, and Jack Christie and Catherine Peterson; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Eileen Briggs of Selmer, Tenn.; and brother-in-law, Carl Fulk of Ashland, Ohio.

Her parents and a sister, Marilyn Emery, preceded Carmen in death.

The family will host calling hours from 2 p.m. Sunday until memorial service at 4 p.m. in Edison Memorial United Methodist Church, 10 East Church St., Milan. Groff Funeral Home, Milan Chapel, is handling arrangements.

Carmen’s family cherishes the lifetime of memories of their beloved wife, sister, mother, aunt and grandmother. Her many dear friends enriched her life beyond measure and were an integral part of her being able to celebrate 88 years of a life well lived.

At Carmen’s request, you are asked to honor her memory by planting a tree or directing contributions to Edison Memorial United Methodist Church or Stein Hospice Service.