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Ellers Mortuary & Cremation Center

3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, IN

OBITUARY

Carol Joan Wilson

December 6, 1935January 21, 2020
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Carol Joan Wilson, 84 of Kokomo, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Wellbrooke of Kokomo surrounded by her family. She was born December 6, 1935 to the late Oscar M. Davis and Eva Blanch Davis (Plummer) in Kokomo. She married James "Jack" David Wilson on July 31, 1954 in Kokomo and he survives her.

Carol graduated from Kokomo High School class of 1953. She then went to work for Delco GM for 30 years and three days. She was part of a Euchre club for many years, and enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends. She also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. Carol loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all.

Surviving her are her husband, children David Wilson (Cindy), Marcia Sandy (Richard), Lori Floyd, grandchildren Richard Sandy III (Becca), Nick Floyd (Ana), Jack Wilson, Kaitlin Floyd, Captain Robb Wilson (Kayla), great grandchildren Kylie, Kelsey and Emilee, son in law Kenny Floyd and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Services for Carol will take place on Monday January 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel with Pastor Greg Reed officiating. There will be a time for gathering from 10am to 12pm. Burial will take place at Sunset Memory Garden cemetery.

If you wish to leave a contribution in Carol's memory, please do so towards the Alzheimer's Association of Indiana.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends & Family Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020

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Biography

      Carol Joan Wilson was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Carol will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Carol was born on December 6, 1935 at home in Kokomo, Indiana. She was the daughter of Oscar and Eva Blanch Davis. Carol grew up in Kokomo, Indiana.

      Carol was raised with 4 siblings. She had 2 older brothers Gerald and Forest Lee, 2 older sisters Mildred and Stella Ruth. Carol was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      As a young girl, Carol had a number of interests. Like most children, she enjoyed playing and making up games. She was curious about the world around her and was often eager to explore it. As an adult Carol liked to watch old movies, read mystery books, true crime. Her favorite author was Ann Rule. However, to Carol, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with her friends.

      A typical teenager, Carol had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1953. She enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      Always considered a “good” friend to those she knew, Carol enjoyed a broad group of acquaintances and several very close friends during her lifetime. While growing up, some of her best friends were Carol, Tonita, and Shirley. Later in life, she became friends with David and Eula Bausom.

      On July 31, 1954 Carol exchanged wedding vows with James David Wilson at Trinity of Kokomo, Indiana. Empathic and loyal, Carol was committed to making her new family happy.

      Carol worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Carol was blessed with three children, 1 son David and 2 daughters Marcia and Lori. Another blessing for Carol was the gift of five grandchildren, Richard, Nick, Jack, Kaitlin, and Robb.

      Fortunately, Carol enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Carol worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was Delco Electronics (GM). She was employed for 30 years. Carol always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Carol enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, euchre, and ceramics. She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Throughout her life, Carol was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. In high school, Carol was a member of Job's Daughters. Throughout her later years, Carol was an active member of the euchre card club.

      Carol enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included a group trip to Europe, multiple family trips to Tennessee, Florida, and Hawaii.

      Carol was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was as a child she had a dog named Lassie.

       Her new life involved staying in Kokomo, Indiana. In retirement, she found new pleasure in spending time with family and friends. Even in retirement, Carol continued to stay in touch with her old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. Carol was active in her new community and felt fulfilled with the opportunities retirement offered her.

      Carol passed away on January 21, 2020 at Wellbrooke in Kokomo, Indiana. Carol passed due to COPD and Alzheimer's. She is survived by her husband Jack Wilson, her children David (Cindy) Wilson, Marcia (Richard) Sandy, Lori Floyd, son-in-law Kenny Floyd, her grandchildren Richard, Nick, Jack, Kaitlin, and Robb. Services were held at Ellers Mortuary Webster Chapel. Carol was laid to rest in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery in Kokomo, Indiana.

      Simply stated, Carol was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Carol leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Carol Joan Wilson.