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
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
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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