Carol C. Anthney
July 28, 1938 – April 11, 2018
Carol Anthney lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Houston, Texas. Carol was born on July 28, 1938, to Doris and Stoney Robertson in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is survived by her mother, Ms. Doris Meyers who is 99 year old, her husband Marvin Anthney, her three children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Carol, to all who knew her, was a unique and caring individual who touched all the lives of those who knew her. She graduated from Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, Indiana. She pursued a career as a draftsman and artist but took a U-turn to be a mother. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her three children Bob Leonard, Melanie Labrie and David Clark. Carol was a devoted mother and was active in her community and scouting. She earned a brown belt in Karate and enjoyed dancing and music. Carol had a zest for life and brought joy and hope to many.
Carol was the beloved wife of Marvin (Tony) Anthney. Carol and Tony enjoyed over three decades of marriage, it was love at first sight. Carol welcomed two step daughters, Debbie Kahanek and Dale Barfield and step son, Trent Anthney into her heart. During their marriage Tony and Carol enjoyed site seeing, visiting new places, family, and friends. Carol was an accomplished artist and created beautiful paintings of the places she and her family visited. Carol was blessed with six grandchildren Erica Smith, Justin Leonard, Amanda McWhorter, Mariah Fuston, Samantha Clark, and Kirsten Kahanek. Carol had one great grandchild, Silas McWhorter. Carol cherished the time she got to spend with her grandchildren whether it was an afternoon at the tea room, lunch at Willie’s, shopping or an evening at the ballet. She loved Halloween and would decorate her house and await the arrival of the children so she could stuff their bags with special treats. She spent months shopping for just the right Christmas and birthday gifts for her family. Carol dearly loved children and valued the importance of family.
Carol will be remembered as an awesome cook. She grew her own herbs and had a wonderful garden which she shared with all. She prepared many special dinners for her friends and family. She always had homemade cookies and coffee when you came to visit. No one ever left her house hungry. Birthday dinners were always a treat when you got to choose your favorite dish. Carol was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star in Indianapolis, Indiana. She enjoyed meeting with her friends at the book club and sharing a good read and tasty refreshments. She believed in paying it forward and random acts of kindness, she had compassion and empathy.
Heaven has gained an angel and the world has lost a beloved daughter, dear wife, amazing mom, loving grandmother, cherished cousin, and loyal friend. Today we must celebrate her life and all the precious memories we carry in our hearts. As Carol is gone but not away, she will live on in the lives of all those who knew and loved her. She taught us all the greatest gift is the one you give and not the one you get. The stories she shared, the encouragement she gave, her wisdom and her strength will live on in our hearts forever. She will always be my mom, my best friend, and my inspiration.
- Memorial Service Saturday, April 21, 2018
Carol C. Anthney
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Deborah Bowers Cooksey
April 18, 2018
Carol was my favorite cousin and a great artist. She at one time made me a village out of wooden match boxes. There was houses and business stores and all kinds of buildings. She even included roads and trees. I loved that little village and had it for several years. Everything looked so real. She was a kind and gentle lady but could turn into a tiger if you came after her loved ones. I loved her very much and will miss her and our talks but I know she is in a very beautiful place and having a very good time with people who went before. God speed Carol I love you.
April 17, 2018
Me and my mom on my birthday along time ago...at least 15 years or more......!