Carol Brown

April 17, 1950May 13, 2014
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Carol Jeannine Brown, 64 of Connersville, died at her home Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014.

Carol was born April 17, 1950 in Covington, Kentucky to Carl and Grace West Fields. She was a 1967 graduate of Connersville High School. Carol earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University in 1974 and a Master’s degree in Education from Ball State University in 1979. She was employed as a sixth grade teacher at Eastview Elementary School, retiring in 2010. Carol was recognized for excelling as a teacher with many distinctions, including PSI Elementary Energy Leadership State Winner, Youth Awards Program Outstanding State Project and was twice named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She also was named Wal-Mart 2002 Teacher of the Year, received a certificate of merit from the Gifted and Talented Education initiative and was nominated for the Disney American Teacher Award. Carol was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and since 1976 had been a member of Beta Sigma Phi serving as president for five years. Carol is survived by her husband, Danny L. Brown, whom she married January 3, 1987 in Centerville; daughters: Suzanne Bigler Ritchie of Connersville ;Jennifer Bigler Schreck and her husband, Nathan of Fishers; mother: Grace Becker of Carson City, NV; brother: Gerald Byington and his wife, Mary of Carson City, NV; grandchildren: Lauren Kristine and Eric Fettinger of Fishers; Sarah Marie Ritchie of Connersville; nephews: Christopher Byington of Carson City, NV; Alan and Kristen Hinshaw of Richmond; mother-in-law: Betty Lou Brown of Centerville; sister in laws: Donna Brown of Englewood, OH; Susan Hinshaw and her husband, Bruce of Richmond.

Carol is preceded in death by her father. Funeral services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Monday at Showalter-Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Micah Mathis of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Cremation will follow. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday where memorial contributions may be made to the IU Health North Philanthropy Department. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to


  • Visitation Monday, May 19, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 19, 2014

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Mary Medler

May 24, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Carol. I have many fond memories which will remain special. My thoughts are with her family.

Mary Bottomley

May 17, 2014

She will be miss by all. Had a lot of laugh and fun with her. My prayers are with the family

Kathy Wilson

May 16, 2014

So sorry for your loss. My daughter Kyla was a student of Carol's many years ago when she went to Eastview. My Mother Donna Wilson was an Aid at Eastview and was pretty close to Carol before my mother retired , she thought so much of Carol. Praying for the family.

Debbie Roberts

May 16, 2014

So sorry to hear about Carol, both my children had her for a teacher at Eastview. They loved her, she was a Great, Caring person, she touched so many children lives and I know she will never be forgotten. Thank you Carol & family (GOD BLESS)

Children - Victor & Lesley

Tara Henry

May 16, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May you find comfort and peace in memories and strength and hope in the thoughts and prayers of all whose lives she touched. Thinking of you.

Misha Price

May 15, 2014

Jenny So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Debbie Mark and Katelyn Callahan

May 15, 2014

Dan Suzzanne and Jenny I am so sorry for loss. I know she was a wonderful mom wife and grandmother all in one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and Grace I can only imagine what you are going through I've been praying for you to find comfort and peace love u all She will always be in your hearts!!!

Steve Rowe

May 15, 2014

Jennifer and Family:

So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She was one of my favorite teachers at Eastview. A smiling and caring presence is how I remember her. Please know that my family will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Heather Snyder

May 15, 2014

Jenny, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

Jennifer Schreck

May 14, 2014

You were the best Mom and Grandma anyone could have ever asked for. I'm so grateful that God made you mine. You have been a great example for us, and even in your toughest days showed amazing strength and grace. I love you so very much.