Carol Damhorst Passes Away

Carol McGinnis Damhorst

Damhorst, Carol McGinnis April 13, 1942 – October 15, 2011. Daughter of the late Thomas R. and Alice Hoyes McGinnis; beloved wife of the late Don Damhorst, loving mother of Kris (Darla) Damhorst, Molly (Wade) VandenHeuvel, and Megin (Paul) Cassimatis; dearest grandmother of Jackson and Makenna Damhosrt, Hans and Axel VandenHeuvel, Eddie and Grace Cassimatis; loving sister of Ann Cooke, the late Mary Lasater and the late Majorie Kane; our dear aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and dearest friend. A Renaissance woman and entrepreneur, Carol, along with her husband Don, founded Damhorst Toys in 1971 and in the 1990s her web design company, Herman Services NetSolutions. Along with running her businesses, Carol flew her own plane and was an avid photographer, craftsperson, painter, and artist. Carol and Don were the proprietors of White Roses Bed and Breakfast in Hermann, MO. Carol was an alumna of Visitation Academy, Class of 1960. She attended Washington University and graduated from the University of Dallas. Services: There will be a celebration of Carol’s life on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at TOEDTMANN AND GROSSE Funeral Home, 1221 Washington St., Hermannn, MO., 65041. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice c/o Mercy Hospital, 901 East Fifth Street, Washington, MO 63090.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from October 17 to October 21, 2011