ADA —  Caromel Homan, 84, died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at 4:35 a.m., at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born on Nov. 26, 1929, in Breathitt County, Ky., to Corbett and Mary “Maggie” (Higgins) Clemons and they preceded her in death. She first married Jay Conley and he died in October of 1956. She then married, on Dec. 22, 1959, Dr. John Homan and he died in November of 1982.

Caromel formerly worked at RBM Manufacturing, of Kenton, and Kmart, of Kenton. She was the proud owner of the C&H Dairy Queen, of Alger. She was a nutritionist and went to school for Physical Therapy. Caromel also worked as her husband’s receptionist at the Dr. John Homan Chiropractic Office in Ada and Kenton.

She attended the Victory Chapel of Praise Church, Rural Alger. She attended McGuffey High School. She was a charter member and lifetime member of the Ada VFW Post #9381 Women’s Auxiliary. She was a Blue Star Mother for veterans.

Surviving are two sons, Allen Conley, of Ada, and John (Brandy) Homan, II, of Reynolds, Ind.; four daughters, Rosemary Powell, of Ada, Janet Harris, of Ada, Eleanor Estes, of Reynolds, Ind., and Shelly (Bill) Baughman, of Belle Center; 27 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Edna Judy, of Mt. Cory, and Opal Stacey, of Stanton, Ky. She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Conley; two grandsons, Mark Conley and Adam Harris; five brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, with Pastor David Trusty officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, and until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Not By Choice Cancer Outreach, 3 N. Detroit St., Kenton, Ohio, 43326.

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