Carolyn M. Hegel, 76, of rural Andrews, Indiana, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2016, at her home. She was born April 19, 1940, in Lagro Township, to Ralph H. and Mary Lucile (Rudig) Lynn.
Carolyn married Tom L. Hegel at the St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church on June 3, 1962. He died Aug. 27, 1992. She was a farm wife and raised cattle. She worked at the Huntington County Farm Bureau Co-op as office manager for the five elevators from 1959-1970. In 1980 she was elected as vice president of the Indiana Farm Bureau and held that position until 2006. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and the Wabash County Farm Bureau. She also founded the Gene Stratton Porter Hopewell Foundation Inc., was a master gardener, and was the Lagro librarian.
She is survived by her brother: Clair L. Lynn; and her sister: Barbara Ann Lynn, both of Lagro; She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Richard Lynn.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 2438 N. 650 E., Andrews, with Rev. Randell Webb officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Lagro. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Preferred memorials are the Indiana Farm Bureau or Bethel United Methodist Church.