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Carolyn Dorothy Shaner services Saturday

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Carolyn Dorothy Shaner, 93, died Monday, September 5, 2011. She was a resident at the Arbors.

Carolyn was born June 12, 1918, in Chicago, Ill. She was the daughter of Charles and Martha (Stortz) Kinzig. Both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Vera (Coonrod) Kinzig.

On April 26, 1941, she married Glen Raymond Shaner. He preceded her in death on December 18, 2007.

She is survived by one son, Ronald (Nancy) Raymond Shaner, Chambersburg, Ill.; three grandchildren, Garth (Tracy) Raymond Shaner, of Marietta, Ga.; Melissa Katherine Seal Shaner, Noblesville, Ind. and Amy Elizabeth Shaner, Indianapolis and three great-grandchildren, Sophia Seal, Solomon Seal and Carly Shaner.

Carolyn graduated from I.C. Elston High School in 1936. She was a file clerk for the Sullivan Company, the church secretary at First Christian Church for many years and for over 25 years the secretary for local Attorney C.T. Kitowski. She served for many years as secretary to the Director of the Michigan City franchise of the Chicagoland Music Festival. She was also active in the Michigan City Community Concerts.

Carolyn was a lifelong member of the First Christian Church (Michigan City Christian Church) where she and her husband taught Sunday School for many years. She was active in the woman’s group SAM (Senior Adult Ministry), was treasurer for the Panda Pals Preschool and served several years as a Trustee.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Carlisle Funeral Home, 613 Washington St., Michigan City, Ind., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastors Kim Cole and Dennis Gamauf officiating.

Viewing is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Michigan City Christian Church, LRCA Christian Camp, or Christian Village, Crown Point, Ind.

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Posted 9/7/2011