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Carole Ann StinsonPassing: April 20, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, April 25th @ 6:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, April 25th @ 3:00pm-6:00pm


No Burial

MITCHELL – Carole Ann Stinson, 63, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2023 at home. Born April 4, 1960, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Norman E. “Lou” and Judith Frances (Kline) Darnell. Carole was a lifelong resident of Mitchell. She married Robert Alan Stinson on August 2, 1981, and he survives.

Carole was a registered nurse with Bedford Regional Medical Center and enjoyed being a nurse. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1978 and received her bachelor degree from Ivy Tech Community College. Carole loved her grandkids and was an avid reader.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Stinson of Mitchell; children, Shelly Jean (Bill) Cooper of Mitchell, Robin Marie (Forrest) Winters of Columbus, Jason Adam (Stephanie) Stinson of Orleans, and Katherine Bell (Josh) Melton of Mitchell; grandchildren, Nicolle, Christopher, Jordan, Elizabeth, Tristan, Isabella, Charlotte, and Callum; great grandchildren, Colton and Hadley; and brothers, David E. (Pamela) Darnell of Pekin and Brian S. (Julie) Darnell of Heltonville.

Her parents and son, Robert Alan Stinson, Jr., preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain
Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Mitchell Community Public Library

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9 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lou Ann Rader | Mitchell
    Date: May 1, 2023
    So sorry to hear of Carole’s passing. We were such good friends in high school and our girls were friends in school. We lost contact over the years as people do sometimes. Prayers for all her family.
  2. Guest: Richelle Pemberton-Onley | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 24, 2023
    Bob, Greg and I are so sorry for you and your family’s loss. Thinking of you and Sending prayers for comfort.
  3. Guest: Kathy Kirk | Mitchell, IN
    Date: April 23, 2023
    Bob, I’m so sorry to read this. Losing a partner is so painful. I’m sending you hugs and prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
  4. Guest: Sandalee Jeffries | Mitchell
    Date: April 23, 2023
    I’m so sorry to hear of Carole’s passing. My sincere condolences to all her family.
  5. Guest: Chuck Cooper | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 22, 2023
    Bob and Kids, I missed all of you for several years. It is so sad that it takes times such as these to bring us all back together. Always remember Carol as she did her best to raise you guys. Again, I am so sorry for this loss in your family. Chuck Cooper
  6. Guest: Jill Morse | Mitchell. IN
    Date: April 22, 2023
    I’m so very sorry to hear of Carole’s passing. I had no idea. She was always very sweet and kind, as well as the whole Darnell family. We grew up “in the neighborhood”. Sending prayers and comforting thoughts to the family. Jill Morse
  7. Guest: Judy Hasselkus | Indianapolis, in
    Date: April 22, 2023
    So sorry. Carole was a good friend when we were in high school. She was so kind and smart. Prayers for your family.
  8. Guest: Beth Doub | Mitchell, In
    Date: April 22, 2023
    So sorry David and family. Thoughts and prayers for you at this time. It is hard to lose our siblings. Heaven awaits with our loved ones.❤
  9. Guest: Sandy Pipher Neal | Orleans
    Date: April 22, 2023
    So sorry to hear of the passing of my fellow classmate. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Rest easy Carole.