Carol S Sidenbender

November 25, 1945May 3, 2012

Carol S. Sidenbender, 66, passed away, Thursday, May 3, 2012, at VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, IN. She was born November 25, 1945 in Evansville.

She retired from Lewis Bakery after over 40 years. She enjoyed family get togethers and cooking on Sunday’s. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Opal Moore and sister, Alice Thomas.

Carol is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gary Sidenbender; son, David Sidenbender, Evansville; daughters, Rhonda Williamson, Evansville, Melissa Schmidt, Ooltewah, Tn, Laura Grisham, Boonville, In; sister, Charlotte Moore, Evansville; grandchildren, Tanner, Landon, Madalyn, Carmen, Colten, and Cameron.

Services will be 6:00PM, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Alexander West Chapel. Friends may visit Tuesday, from 2:00PM until service time at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff of VNA for their wonderful care.

Memorial contributions may be given to VNA Charlier Hospice Center, 610 E. Walnut St, Evansville, IN 47713.

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Tammie Alderson

May 8, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was one of the sweetest person I had ever meant.She always me made feel welcome when I would come your house.
My heart goes out to you and your whole family at this time. I will be thinking about you.

Tabitha McCarty

May 7, 2012

I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is the strongest pillar of strength in your life. With this loss come so many layers of heartache. Please know my heart is open to giving you anything you might need during this time of incredible loss.
Although words cannot mend your heartache may the love and support of family and friends help you find strength in this difficult time.

Carrissa Greene

May 7, 2012

Ladonna, your students from Medical Law and Ethics on Tuesday nights pray for a peaceful understanding and strength in your hearts during this time of loss.

Rodney, Linda & Natalie Williams

May 7, 2012

To Rhonda, Mike, Landon & Maddie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We feel so fortunate to have known Carol. Her strength and beauty will live on through you, her family.

Natalie Daugherty

May 6, 2012

Laura- I am sorry to hear about your mother, she was such a wonderful lady. I would see her in the store and she would always say hi, I remember going over to your aunts with you guys those were the good old days, years have gone by, we may not have seen each other in 10 yrs but I know your pain, she was always smileing and she now will always be smileing down on you. God bless you and your family.

Natalie Daugherty

May 6, 2012

Laura- Your mom was a wonderful lady, always smileing, she will be smileing down on you,I would see her in the store and she would stop to talk,she was defently one of a kind,god bless you and your family.
God Bless( a old high school friend)

Randy & Gail McCarty

May 6, 2012

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Don & Diane Newcomb

May 6, 2012

You have my deepest sympathy on the death of Carol your loving wife. We know how important she was in your life and your care and support during these last few months must have brought her great comfort. Your relationship was quite special and while this makes the loss so very painful, I do believe that your memories will bring you comfort. Know that we am praying for you and your family.