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Carolyn (Strater) Terry

May 3, 1950 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


Carolyn Jennie Terry, age 73, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 4, 2023 at her home. Carolyn was born in Kendallville, Indiana on May 3, 1950 to the late Howard Lee Strater and Betty Jean (Stout) Strater. She was in the last graduating class of 1968 from Kendallville High School and went on to be a beautician in Kendallville for 25 years. Later, she was employed by Parker-Hannifin in Albion for many years before retiring. She married Denzil Terry on March 25, 1989 in Kendallville. Carolyn was an avid quilter and member of the Butler Quilt Club. She was also very active with her swim aerobics class at the Cole YMCA and Master Gardeners club of Noble County.

Survivors include:
Husband, Denzil Terry of Kendallville.
Daughter, Jennie and Rob Hiatt of Fremont. 
Stepson, Larry and Cheri Terry of Freeland, Michigan.
Step grandchildren, Jacee Hayden and Sabreena Hayden of Freeland, Michigan.
Sister-in-law, Connie Strater of Garrett, Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Betty Strater and her brother, Clairdon Strater.  

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 6th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Visitation will also be held Thursday, September 7th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Five Corners Baptist Church, 2995 E. 600 S., Wolcottville, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Five Corners Baptist Church, Wolcottville with Pastor Jim Snyder officiating.
Burial will take place at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville.

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Funeral Service
September 8, 2023

11:00 AM
Five Corners Baptist Church
5995 South State Road 9
Wolcottvill, IN 46795


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