Ida Marie Carlough

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ida Marie Carlough, age 56 of the Berlin Community, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Ida Marie was born on July 20, 1960 to Ralph Angelo Panella and Theresa Alma Tonin Panella, in Detroit, MI. She attended St. Veronica Grade School, Regina High School, the University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University and Belmont University. Even at a young age, Ida Marie was passionate about animals. One of her prized possessions was a sculpture of a horse place prominently on her dresser. Ida’s work at General Motors took her to Thailand, Singapore and brought her to Tennessee. It was through her love of horses that she met the love of her life Chris Carlough. They wed on May 26, 2006. Together they were a great team and created Rising Glory Farm.

Ida Marie retired as a supervisor from General Motors after thirty years of service. After retirement she taught school for a short time and was employed with the Tennessee Work Force Commission. She was a member of the Grace Chapel Church in Leiper’s Fork where she was very active in the children’s ministry.

In addition to Chris, Ida Marie is survived by her mother Theresa Panella, sister Victoria Bourns (Robert) of UT, and her four brothers, Joseph (Anne Marie) of MI, Ralph G. (Christine) of CA, William (Sue) of WI and Roger (Marcy) of MI. Ida Marie also leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, god children, family and friends.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. by Pastors, Ron Gonser and Rick Cua in Grace Chapel Church located in Leiper’s Fork, 3279 Southall Road Franklin, TN 37064.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Pulmonary Hypertension Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Please note “In memory of Ida Marie Carlough” on the check and mail to: VUMC Gift & Donor Services, Pulmonary Hypertension Research, 2525 West End Avenue Ste 450, Nashville, TN 37203 or give on line at, then select “other” and enter “Pulmonary Hypertension Research in memory of Ida Marie Carlough” in the blank rectangle.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.