Carolyn Braswell Wicker

February 6, 1928May 9, 2019

Carolyn Winling Wicker died Thursday May 9, 2019 at the age of 91. The only child of Harold J. Winling and Virginia L. Braswell, Carolyn was born in New Orleans, February 6, 1928. She was a graduate of Sophie B. Wright High School, and Newcomb College (Women’s Coordinate College of Tulane University) with a degree in Fine Art. Carolyn was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She married Elmus Rogers Wicker September 18, 1948. Carolyn and Elmus (“Wick”) celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2018. Carolyn received a Masters in Art Education from Indiana University in 1960. Carolyn and Wick resided in Bloomington and have two children, Vanessa and Roger. Carolyn taught children’s art classes in her home, was a scout leader, and later worked part-time for Edwards Interior Design. Carolyn was active in the University Women’s Club, Investment Club, Drama Club, Indiana University Sailing Club at Lake Lemon, Hiking Club and played duplicate bridge. She enjoyed reading, swimming and cooking, especially Cajun and Creole cuisine from her native New Orleans. In retirement Carolyn and Wick travelled extensively within the United States and abroad.

Carolyn has been an active member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church since its earliest years.

She is survived by husband Elmus Rogers Wicker, daughter Vanessa Burkhart ( Richard) son Roger Wicker (Lisa) grandchildren; Louise Whitaker, (Jon) Andrew Burkhart, Anna Burkhart, Rachel Miller (Newman) Jordan Wicker, Meghan Garner (Patrick) Great grandsons Porter Miller, Oliver Miller, Carter Whitaker and Henry Whitaker.

Visitation to be Friday May 24 from 4-8 pm at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E Third St. in Bloomington with funeral service at St. Marks United Methodist Church, 100 State Road 46, Saturday May 25 at 11:00 am, reception following in Garton Hall. Donations may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 100 State Road 46, Bloomington, Indiana 47408.


24 May


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home

4150 E 3rd St
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

25 May

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

St. Mark's United Methodist Church

100 State Road 46
Bloomington, Indiana 47408


Carolyn Braswell Wicker

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