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Susan Jo Carey, 62, Chrisney

Susan Jo Carey, 62, of Chrisney, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, with her family by her side.

She was born in Huntingburg on September 25, 1957, to Frank and Joan (Ludwig) Trinkel.

A member of Zion United Church of Christ and the Women’s Guild, she was a graduate of Heritage Hills High School, Purdue University, and received her master’s degree from Oakland City University. She worked in food service management for 15 years, at Tempel Genetics for 10 years and retired after 15 years of service as a teacher with the North Spencer School Corporation. She was a member of the D.A.R., served on the 4-H Board and was on the building committee for the Spencer County Youth and Community Center. Even though Susan’s life was cut short, she certainly had a lifetime of fun, especially when cheering on the Purdue Boilermakers. Susan was a fun-loving, genuine friend, a devoted and supportive wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family very much and always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed, loved and cherished by all her family and friends. 

Survivors include her husband, Douglas Carey of Chrisney; children, Megan Shumaker and her husband, Douglas, of Lafayette, Shannon Carey of Nashville, TN and Jason Carey and his wife, Christy, of Kokomo; one granddaughter, Makenna Shumaker; her mother, Joan Trinkel of Chrisney; a brother, Steve Trinkel and his wife, Marilyn, of Chrisney; and many extended family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Trinkel.

Services for Susan Jo Carey will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Zion United Church of Christ in Chrisney, with Pastor Steve Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in Zion UCC Centerville Cemetery in Centerville.

Visitation is from 2 until 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home- Youngblood Chapel at 36 E. Market St. Chrisney, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencer County 4-H Association.

Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com.

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