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John A. Carey, Sr.
  • Heartland Hospice
    PO Box 400
    Lucasville, OH 45648-0400
  • Wellston Main Street
    P.O. Box 602
    Wellston, OH 45692

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“My prayers are with all of you, I had known John since I was a little boy he was a fine man ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Mahle - Cincinnati, OH

“Sorry for your loss ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Kirt Ward - Wellston, OH

“I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) sustain your family...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Yes, John never met a stranger. He was hard working, honest and would give you the shirt off his back if you were in need. If you did need something,...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Barbara Summers - Jackson, OH

“For the short time I knew John an his wife he was a pleasure to care for he will be missed by me RIP JOHN your hospice aide Betty ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Wolford - Wellston, OH

“JOhn was a good hardworking man, who was respected by many. he seemed to appreciate my introducing him to the student nurse aides at Edgewood, as the...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Theresa and Von Womeldorf - OH

“We are so saddened to hear of John's passing. He was an amazing, hard working man that never met a stranger nor forgot a person. I will never forget...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Chris & Peg Barber - Wellston, OH

“Sorry for your loss ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Ki Ward - Wellston, OH

“John and his family were our next door neighbors for the whole time I was growing up. My Mom just loved them all. I can still see John pulling up in...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Tim Leach - Winter Park, FL

“So very sorry to hear... ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Jordan - Wellston, OH

“We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a nice guy and will be missed by our whole community. Condolences to John's family. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Wojdacz - Wellston, OH

“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Holding you close to our heart.God's Peace, Chris...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Rachel McKinniss - Mansfield, OH

“So sorry to hear of Johns passing...we had some great times in our teen years. Good stories from Crosleys to ice cream! ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: John Applegate - Shelbyville, KY

“So sad he was a great man ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Patti Burris - OH - Friend

“Our prayers are with your family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Roy and Jennifef Ramey - AZ


John A. Carey, Sr., age 81, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Edgewood Manor of Wellston. He was born July 11, 1936 in Wellston, Ohio to the late Joseph G. Carey and Virginia R. Schultz Carey. John was a 1954 graduate of Wellston High School. He was the owner and operator of Carey's Hauling for 50 years and a former employee of Frick-Gallagher Manufacturing in Wellston where he was employed for 39 years. John was a hardworking man who knew everyone and never met a stranger. In his spare time, John enjoyed traveling, walking around Lake Alma and attending auctions and flea markets. John is survived by his wife, Janice A. Welch Carey; children, John A. Carey, Jr. (Lynley) of Wellston, Jeffrey R. Carey of Wellston, Jerry D. Carey of Wellston and Suzanne Zielinski (Brian) of Glenside, Pa.; step-children, Anthony V. Stewart (Marilyn) of Mazatenango, Guatemala, Betsy A. Haislop (Robert) of Jackson and Joshua R. Stewart (Gina) of Jackson; grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Carey, Andrea Carey, and Cait and Declan Zielinski; great-grandson, Caleb Brock Ervin; sister, Janet Jones (Richard) of Wilmington, NC, as well as 9 step-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special friends, Larry Patrick and Mark Waugh. Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by granddaughter, Jessica N. Carey; brothers, Jamie Carey and Joe Carey; sister, Judy Cesner; and his aunt, Betty Hamilton. Calling hours will be Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. A Celebration of Life service will follow the calling hours at 1 P.M. with Rev. Bob Davis officiating. Private burial for the family will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in John's name be given to Wellston Main Street, P.O. Box 602, Wellston, Ohio 4692 or Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 400, Lucasville 45648.