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Carolina Adelia Wilt
September 6, 1919-March 18, 202
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Caroline Adelia Wilt (nee Shilling), born September 6, 1919, passed away March 18, 2020.   Caroline was born in Youngstown OH, where she lived for 98 years, until she moved to Manteca, CA to be with family.
   Caroline was a devout Christian and attended the same church congregation at Wedgewood Park Evangelical Church in Austintown, Ohio from the age of 11 until she came to Manteca, where she attended St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.  She was a homemaker in her younger years and worked at JC Penny’s in Youngstown, OH, during the years her children were in college.  Later in life, she worked as a crossing guard and in the cafeteria in the Boardman, OH school district.  Caroline was a skilled baker, and her special recipes were well known at family gatherings and fellowship events over the years.  She was an avid reader of mystery stories and a master of difficult word search puzzles.  Caroline made friends wherever she went.  She was always interested in meeting new people and seeing new things, but her very favorite place was always the home she and her husband built in Youngstown, OH.  Family was primary in her life.  She was widowed young when her husband Cloy Lingenfelter passed, but remarried later in life to Michael Wilt and became a beloved member of the Wilt family.  
    Her grandchildren and great- grandchildren were the light of her life.  She had 13 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren, and recently two great-great grandchildren.  She always remembered birthdays and special events with cards, special gifts or a Texas sheet cake if she could see you in person.    She was always interested in what her grandchildren and great grandchildren were doing in life.  She celebrated their accomplishments and she shared that joy whenever she was asked.  Her family and extended family celebrated her 100 years of life in North Topsail, NC in July 2019.  She was delighted with so many family members surrounding her and the events of that special day.
   Caroline is survived by her son, Allen Lingenfelter (Beatrice), her daughter, Virginia Nespeca, and her step-children Virginia Barth, (Ken), Joanne Schoonover and Gary Wilt.  She talked often about how amazing it was to live 100 years and her family felt blessed to have her with us for so long.  Now we know she is truly home.  May she rest in peace.
   A celebration of life service will be held at a future date in Ohio. Remembrances may be sent to Wedgewood Park Evangelical Church, 1944 S. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, Ohio 44511.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020