Carol Trotter Berkey

August 3, 1928February 14, 2014

Carol T. Berkey, 85, of Columbus, died at noon Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Columbus Regional Hospital.

Carol had been a journalist over her lifetime and was a very active member of First Presbyterian Church where she had served as an Elder. She also had participated in the Columbus Area Arts Guild, and she enjoyed craft projects and being a seamstress and a homemaker.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Scott Hill officiating. In keeping with Carol’s wishes, cremation is planned with inurnment in the columbarium at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to United Way of Bartholomew County or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Online condolences may be sent to the Berkey family at

Born in Paoli Aug. 3, 1928, Carol was the daughter of Bert and Pauline Heard Trotter. She married David B. Berkey Oct. 20, 1950, in Paoli. He preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2006.

She is survived by daughters, Kristin (Greg) Adkins, Columbus and Nina (Richard) Seven, Seattle, Wash.; son, Todd (Vicky) Berkey, Los Angeles, Calif.; grandchildren, Ben Adkins of Columbus, Kim (Chris) Compton of Indianapolis, Mark Adkins of Columbus, and Derek and Nicole Seven of Seattle, Wash.; and great-grandson, Caleb Gorbett.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a sister, Janice Turner.



  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, February 19, 2014


  • Cremation wit Inurnment, Arrangements by Hathaway~Myers Chapel

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February 18, 2014

Berkey Family-
I wanted to extend my condolences in the loss of Carol. She was a part of my life since I was about 4 years old (36 years!) and she always treated me like a family member, even though we were technically "in laws". Carol acted as a grandmother for me and showed me what a true lady acts like.

When my sister passed Carol was right there to support my family and extended her love and compassion to us all even though her health was failing. That's just the kind of person she was, always thinking of others!

I will always cherish the memories of visits at her house, baking, singing/piano time, and playing pool with the cousins!

Carol will be missed by us here on Earth, but I am sure David will be glad to have his wife with him once again! I will remember them both always!
Lori (Gibson) Garrison