Carolyn Fay Elliott Lindley, 83, of Salem, IN passed away on January 30, 2023 at her home. Carolyn was born on April 8, 1939, the daughter of Sherman and Daisy (Shelton) Elliott in Washington County near Salem, IN. She was married to Frank Lindley of Salem, IN on June 30, 1959, and they were blessed with 4 children, Randy Lindley (Jan Davis) of Salem, IN; Jeanette Lindley of Mooresville, IN; Patty Lindley of Memphis, IN; and Jeff (Monica) Lindley of Indianapolis, IN; as well as a son, Frank, Jr. who preceded her in death. She also loved her 2 granddaughters, Shanna Powell & Mindy Lindley, and her bonus grandson Morgan Davis; great-grandchildren Grace (Nathan) Stambaugh, Carter Powell, Chaytin Powell, Kylee Feeback, Cole Feeback, and Waylon Feeback; great-great-granddaughter Emersyn Stambaugh; siblings Laurel Ernst, Mae Sons, Alice (Alvin) Smith, David (Betty) Elliott, Kenneth Elliott, Richard Elliott, Sarah Elliott, Cora (Alan) Clidinst, and John (Lynn) Elliott; siblings William Elliott, Mary Nicholson, Doris (Bud) Woods, and Sherman Elliott, Jr. who preceded her in death; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Carolyn graduated from Salem High School and worked at GC Murphy in Salem. She spent many years in Mooresville, IN, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, an active member of the Mooresville Public Library Board and the Mooresville Park Board, and a long-time Girl Scout leader; she worked at Ben Franklin and the Mooresville Community School Corporation. She then returned to Salem, where she became a member of the Highland United Methodist Church, volunteered for many years at the Washington County Food Bank, was a great supporter of the Washington County Historical Society, served on the Salem Bicentennial Committee, and was an active member of the Covenanter Cemetery board. She enjoyed spending time with her friends in her Homemaker’s Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She created a beautiful garden at her home, planting thousands of daylilies and other flowers. She also made cornhusk dolls to sell at history festivals, donating the proceeds to the Cherokee Children’s Home, Beck’s Mill, and the John Hay House. She had a true zest for life – she was always planning something fun! She loved her family and friends, her garden, bluegrass music, the Indianapolis Colts, and collecting rocks.
Arrangements are at Hughes – Taylor Funeral Home, 107 W. Mulberry Street in Salem, IN. Visitation will be from 4 – 8pm on Friday, February 3 and beginning at 10am on Saturday, February 4; the service will be on Saturday, February 4 at 11am. George Browning will officiate. Interment will be in Covenanter Cemetery in Washington County, IN following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Covenanter Cemetery Board by contacting Jan Davis at 317 413-3775.
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