Carol was a graduate of Bourbon High School, class of 1939, and a graduate of Michiana College of Commerce at South Bend, Ind. She worked as a secretary during World War II at Kingsbury Ordinance Plant. After the war, Carol married her childhood sweetheart Joe and then worked as a secretary in Lafayette, Ind., where he attended Purdue University. She first worked as a clerk at the Marshall County Clerk’s office then at Orthopedic Equipment Company of Bourbon in the office until her retirement.
Carol E. (Kay) Lemler, 92, of Bourbon, Ind., passed away at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in her home.
Carol was born June 15, 1921, to Ezra and Helen (Craig) Geib at Bourbon. She married Joe Lemler on Aug. 16, 1946; he died Jan. 17, 1974.
Carol is survived by four children: Donna (Steve) Feldman, Bourbon; Susan Houin, Plymouth, Ind.; Nancy Bricker, Union, Mich.; and Michael (Carolyn) Lemler, Fruitport, Mich.; four grandchildren: Brian (Marci) Feldman, Bourbon; Mark (Amanda) Feldman, Plymouth, Ind.; Casie (Bryan) Hood, Panama City, Fla.; and Kirk Bricker, Union, Mich.; and three great-grandchildren: Hayden and Hanley Feldman and Bricksten Hood.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter: Kristine Duff; a son-in-law: Earl Houin; and her sister: Lois Bray.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 31, at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon. A celebration of Carol’s life will follow at noon in the funeral home with Pastor David Gould of the Country Church officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon.
Memorials may be made to The Food Pantry at the Country Church, SR 331 N. Bourbon, IN 46504; or Hospice and Palliative Care of Marshall County, 112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563.