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Carole Elizabeth Nothnagel Baumann

Obituary for Carole Elizabeth Nothnagel Baumann

January 8, 2018


Carole Elizabeth Nothnagel Baumann passed away peacefully on January 8, 2018 at the age of 94. In her own quiet way, she lived a remarkable life filled with giving to others. She was born on July 28, 1923 in Bridgeton, NJ. She spent her childhood mostly in Collingswood, NJ and developed a lifetime love of the Atlantic Ocean while spending summers at Cape May, NJ. She later received a degree from Grove City College in PA where she met J. Robert (Bob) Baumann, who became her husband after his service in World War II. She gave birth to two sons and the family settled in East Norriton, where she remained until 2015.

Carole came to center her life around the people and mission of Central Presbyterian Church in Norristown. She greatly enjoyed participating in numerous church committees and activities and spending social time with church members and their families. When her sons were grown, Carole assumed the role of church secretary, a wide-ranging position she filled with passion until the Central Presbyterian building was sold. By then in her late 80's, Carole joined Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, which became a second spiritual home.

Throughout her long life, Carole loved being with people and making a positive impact in her community. She was very generous with friends and strangers and over the years volunteered with a wide variety of local organizations. She had a unique gift for making new friends while staying connected with people from all phases of her life. She was particularly active during the Christmas season, sending cards and giving presents to many. In her quiet time, she particularly enjoyed collecting and displaying various antiques, doing needlepoint, reading and donating to various charitable causes. Through her kind and generous nature, Carole made a real difference to numerous people near and far.

Carole is survived by sons John Robert (Susan Smith) Baumann and G. Jeffrey (Bonnie) Baumann, grandson Jeffrey Robert Baumann, sister Louise Nothnagel Williams, nieces, nephews and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by husband J. Robert Baumann, mother Mae Kennedy Nothnagel, father George Jacob Nothnagel, stepmother Marion Grampp Nothnagel, sister Dorothea Nothnagel Jaggers and many relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 3rd at 11 AM. Family Visitation is at 10:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Carole's memory to Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church, 1921 West Main Street, Norristown, PA, 19403 or to any charitable organization of the donor's choosing.

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  • Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church
    1921 West Main St.
    Norristown, PA 19403

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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