Carolyn Einselen, 85

Carolyn Joan Einselen, 85, Peru, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at Blair Ridge Health Center, Peru.

She was born Dec. 11, 1930, in Miami County, the ninth child of Earl and Hazel (Pence) Agness.

Carolyn married John Harold Einselen on Feb. 20, 1949, and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2011.

Carolyn was a 1948 graduate of Clay Township School and a retired Waltz Township homemaker. She was a member and active in the McGrawsville UMC, where she had served in WISH. She was also active with the Indiana Extension Homemaker’s Association in Wabash County for many years and an active supporter of the Southwood National Forensic League, serving as a judge on early Saturday morning speech meets.

With her husband John, she was involved in the Roving Sam's Chapter 5 Camping Club, and was active in the Indiana-Oklahoma Indian Mission Project for over 19 years.

The couple also traveled to Liberia in 1990 with Operation Classroom through the United Methodist Church.

Carolyn was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother and a loving grandmother. She enjoyed her grandchildren, reading, crocheting and embroidery. She followed politics intently and stayed up all night for the 2000 presidential race. She enjoyed being a Purdue Mom and all things Purdue sports.

Surviving are sons Steven (Kathy) Einselen, Ontario, Ohio, and Kenneth (Cindy) Einselen, Amboy, Indiana, and a daughter Karen (John) Troutman, Galveston, Indiana. Grandchildren include Sarah Einselen, Abby Einselen and Jonathan Einselen; John M. Einselen, Mark Einselen, Lisa (Paul) Rummel, Lydia Einselen, Matthew (Bekah) Einselen, Ryan Troutman, Andrew Troutman and Nathan Troutman.

Also surviving is a sister, Geneva Willson, of Kokomo, and a brother Gene (Fern) Agness, of Bradenton, Fla.

Preceding her in death were brothers Mark, Herman, Thurman, and Richard Agness and sisters Beulah Harts and Ruthanna Borden.

A service celebrating the life of Carolyn Einselen will take place at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at the McGrawsville United Methodist Church, 9377 S. 300 East, Amboy, IN, 46911, with Pastor Kenny Cole officiating.

Burial will be in Park Lawn I.O.O.F. Cemetery Amboy, IN.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN 46970.

Memorial donations may be made to the McGrawsville United Methodist Church through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home.

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Posted on 2016 Nov 08