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Caroline Sue (Hensley) Kelley

November 19, 1935 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Caroline Kelley Obituary

Caroline Sue Kelley, 88 of Clinton passed way on Thursday November 30, 2023, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana.

She was born in Terre Haute, Indiana on November 19, 1935, to Noel Hensley and Edith Selvia.

Caroline Graduated from Valley High school in 1953 and went on to get her associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute. Caroline worked as a union printer at the Tribune Star Newspaper in Terre Haute. She attended Salem United Methodist Church and loved socializing over lunch with Luann Ross and others after services each week. She enjoyed making apple dumplings for the annual Salem United Methodist Church fundraiser. Caroline belonged to the Clinton Public Library Book Club, Clinton Senior Citizens Center, and volunteered for 20 years with the Fowler Park Village Folks. She lived to spend time surrounded by her family and loved nothing more than hosting her kids and grandkids for lunch or dinner at her home.

Those preceding Caroline in death are her parents, sister Dorothy Hensley Roberts, Aunt Cordelia Ellen Monts who raised her, son Michael Kelley, daughter-in-law Stephanie, grandchildren Michael Kelley Jr., Nancy Kelley, Kathy Kelley, Chastity and Charity Kelley, and daughter-in-law Leanna Kelley.

Survivors include her daughter Sue Ellen Johnson (Steve), sons Mark Kelley (Brenda), Mitch Kelley, and Matt Kelley (Kathy); grandchildren Mark Kelley III (Robin), Amanda Morris (Ryan Smith), Ben Kelley (Gretchen Link), Jessica Johnson, Mitch R. Kelley (Sarah Mae), and Sarah Kelley Dean (Tim); and great-grandchildren Michael Kelley, Madalynn Kelley, Kierra Kelley, and Kaya Kelley.

Visitation will be at Frist Funeral Home on Tuesday December 5, 2023, from 9:30 – 11:00am. Service at 11:00am with Rev. Duane Caperton officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church or the Clinton Public Library in honor of Caroline.

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December 5, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Frist Funeral Home, Inc.
458 Blackman St.
Clinton, IN 47842

Funeral Service
December 5, 2023

11:00 AM
Frist Funeral Home, Inc.
458 Blackman St.
Clinton, IN 47842


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