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Obituaries

August 5, 2013

Carol Kathryn Eldridge

GOSHEN — Carol Kathryn Eldridge, 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Sunday evening at home.

She was born Jan. 15, 1928 in Goshen, to Leonard Y. and Treva (Neterer) Cripe.

She married John J. Eldridge Sept. 25, 1948, in Goshen.

He survives along with three sons, David (Judith) Eldridge and Douglas (Joyce) Eldridge, both of Goshen, and Jeffrey (Tamela) Eldridge, Brown’s Summit, N.C.; her son-in-law, Glenden Bontrager, Kendallville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly; her parents; and brothers, Larry, Galen and Ned.

Carol graduated from Goshen High School in 1946 and worked for many years as secretary for the superintendent of Goshen Community Schools.  She also worked in management at H&R Block.

In 1947, Carol served as Elkhart County Fair Queen. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church and Maplecrest Country Club. She enjoyed playing the piano, playing bridge, traveling with her husband, John, and working in her flower gardens.  She was a loving wife and mother who created a wonderful home for her family.

Friends may call form 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Friday at First United Methodist Church, Goshen. The Rev. Ed Fritz will officiate.

Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or Goshen Care at Home Hospice.

Online messages of condolence may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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