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Carolyn Ann (Carol) Baldwin, 76, of Crane, Indiana, passed away on August 27, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Arizona on December 31, 1945 to Russell and Jocie (Robison) Bingley. She enjoyed that the world celebrated on her birthday.
Carol was a fiercely devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved ALL animals, birds and babies. She will be missed every day.
Her heart was full of love and kindness for everyone, and she didn’t know a stranger. She was quick to laugh and loved a practical joke. Her smile would light up any room, as would her cooking. Her fried chicken and potato salad were practically world famous.
Carol retired from civil service in 2008. She had been instrumental in organizing the CAAA Annual Picnic and the POW/MIA Ceremony for many years. She was a long-time resident of McAlester, OK and Crane, IN and a lifetime member of the Odon VFW Post #9627.
Family left to cherish the memory of Carol include: two daughters: Michele Phillips of California and Darlene (Bell) Grote and her husband, David Grote of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Sydnie Ellias and her fiance’ Anthony Montalvo and Keerstan Corwin and her fiance’ Devin Tolley; her great-grandson, Wyatt Montalvo; one brother, Howard Bingley of Oklahoma; two sisters, Shirley Montgomery and Elsie Miller, both of Oklahoma; and many other loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Keegan Corwin and one sister, Dollie Bingley Knauth.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Odon VFW Post #9627 this Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 3 – 6 PM.
Carol always found peace on the water - lake, ocean or pond - so her family will scatter her ashes over the water in Oklahoma at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Please note the family has requested that no floral tributes be sent. Thank you!