Carolyn Jean Wible

September 8, 1944January 9, 2021

Carolyn Jean Wible of Indianapolis died in the early hours of Saturday, January 9th, 2021. Following an illness, she died at home in her sleep with her husband Gregory holding her hand. Jean dedicated her life to making the world a healthier and happier place. Having completed nursing school in 1972, she worked as an LPN until graduating from St. Francis University in 1984 with a BA in Psychology. She then expanded her work in the healthcare industry to include Behavioral Healthcare. She worked with people at all stages of life: from newborns in the hospital, to students as a school nurse at Liberty Park Elementary, to elderly patients at several local nursing homes. Through her decades of service, she saved lives and touched the hearts of many more.

Jean will be remembered most for her kindness, her impishness, and her ability to make the mundane magical. In addition to her own children, many of their friends considered Jean a “second mom” and loved her deeply. In fact, anyone who needed advice, a hug, or a home for the holidays was welcome. She was an avid reader and a crackerjack Euchre and Scrabble player (she once scored 225 points on a SINGLE WORD). A friend to animals of all sorts, she was particularly devoted to her dogs over the years.

Jean loved nothing more than a party, surrounded by her family and friends. She made it very clear to all of us that we weren’t to hold a funeral, we were to throw a party. Her Celebration of Life will take place in the late spring or early summer – more information will be posted at

She is celebrated by her husband Gregory Wible and four children: Kathy (Gus) Berghoff, Traci (Karen) Goss-Hamilton, Rob (Lola) Hamilton, and Molly (Christopher) Sweets; ten grandchildren: Andrea, Justin, Kris, Sandra, Rob II, Kasey, Juanita, Robin, Hannah, and Kelli; eleven great-grandchildren: Darrious, Neveah, Eli, Breckyn, Carlos, Taylynn, Brianna, Ella, Paxton, AJ, and Adriana; her brother Don Wood; her sister Sue (Tom) Word and their children: Chad (Rachel) Hatten, Cara Strathmann, and Aaron (Michelle) Word; as well as many, many friends.

Jean was a storyteller and we won’t let her stories go untold. If you have a story or two, please submit them to for us to compile. In lieu of flowers, please share in one of Jean’s favorite pastimes by picking a special gift and sending it to someone you love, or donate to your local Humane Society.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Carolyn Jean Wible

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Heather L.R. Tierney

January 16, 2021

Dear Kathy,

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much you love and admire your Mom from our little chats. Please know that I am here for you. There is never enough time with the ones we love. The pain will lessen in time, but your beautiful memories with her will always be there in your heart where part of her will always be! ♥

With the deepest of sympathy,

Megan Pallatin

January 16, 2021

I got a truly awesome bonus mother with Jean. I lucked out. When my friend Tori called me to say we would have a celebration of life gathering instead of a funeral, I already knew that would be her wishes. Always welcoming, always loving and ready to lend an ear and share wisdom even if she had a hard day doing what she loved being a nurse.

Cindy Whitaker

January 15, 2021

Jean had a very gentle soul. She touch the heart of many people and she will always have a place in mine. Prayers for her family and friends !

Melissa Gruys

January 15, 2021

Dear Kathy:

Please know that your Doermer School of Business colleagues are thinking about you during this difficult time. Having just lost my Dad a few months ago, I know the sadness you are going through. The grief we experience is driven by the profound love we had - and for that love we can be grateful. Hoping you can keep happy memories close and that they will be a source of comfort for you.

My sincere condolences - and a reminder to give yourself some time and grace in coming to grips with your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.


Myeong Kim

January 14, 2021

Dear Kathy,

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.