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Caroline Sue Shields

December 8, 1942April 27, 2020

Caroline Sue Shields, age 77, of Bloomington, passed away Monday evening (04/27/2020) at I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born December 8, 1942 in Bloomington, she was the daughter of Sam and Martha (Walker) Jolliff. Caroline retired from Indiana University after 36 years of service where she was the Head Pastry Chef. Caroline loved to crochet, needle pointing, camping and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Caroline is survived by her son, Russell Jacobs, of Bloomington; three daughters, Terry Jacobs, of Bloomington and twin daughters, Jan (Gary) Whaley, of Bloomington and Jill (Mark) Vincent, also of Bloomington, one brother, Charles “Billy” Watkins, of Morgantown, West Virginia, son-in-law married to late daughter, Karen, Richard Sexton, of Bloomington, eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and beloved family members. Caroline was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Jolliff and Martha Jolliff Watkins, husband, Richard Lee Shields, one daughter, Karen Sexton, three sisters, Patty Quick, Libby Watkins, Penny Capps and Jimmy Stalcup. A private family graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday at Clear Creek Cemetery. Burial will follow the service. Deremiah-Frye Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com


  • Private Graveside Service

    Saturday, May 2, 2020


Caroline Sue Shields

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V.V Vandeventrr

May 3, 2020

Thank you Caroline! For being the best pastry cook at IU!.Thank you fir putting up with me all those years! Than youfor helping me for getting along while we worked at Edmondson Dining Hall All the things that went on there!For everything you did in the IU kitchen was the best! I will miss you! THANK YOU CAROLINE IN THE CITY! Now you are in God's Great City!

Linda Linxwiler

May 1, 2020

Just have known caroline for 33 years or so. Met her at i.u. we had some good times there. Along with the hard work. Things I won't write down here, on the grounds that it might encriminate her and me. She was the best head pastry on campus. Always loyal and a Very Strong Person, Then low and behold I had the priviledge of meeting back with her and Terry and setting with them at church! I know of all places! We will be going back to church in 3 weeks with social distancing and I'll pretend she is there in that same empty space beside me. Miss you already. Your friend Linda Linxwiler

Duncan Mitchel

April 30, 2020

I worked with Caroline at Edmondson Dining Hall before she retired. She was a wonderful person and I'm very sorry to hear of her passing. Her family has my sincerest sympathy.

Cindy Bingham

April 30, 2020

What wonderful memories I have of you. You were an amazing woman and a wonderful person. I will miss you. Love , Cindy Coffey.

Debbie Terpenning

April 30, 2020

I just can’t believe my every Sunday morning hug buddy is gone. I will miss teasing her all the time and seeing her smiling face. I wish I gotten to see her and talk to her one more time. My heart is breaking. Terry and Jan, big hugs coming your way when we can gather together as a church family once again. I will miss her terribly.


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