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Carolyn WilkinsPassing: August 14, 2020

Service:

Mitchell Church of Christ-Family Life Center

Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 19th @ 3:00 p.m.

Visitation:

Mitchell Church of Christ-Family Life Center

Wednesday, August 19th @ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cemetery:

Fairview Cemetery

Wednesday, August 19th

MITCHELL – Martha Carolyn Wilkins, 91, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020, at StoneBridge Health Campus in Bedford.

Born July 19, 1929, in Orange County, she was the daughter of Everett and Carrie (Wilfong) Johnson.  She married Robert Collier Wilkins May 4, 1951, and he preceded her in death October 16, 2004.

Carolyn retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 1991 and then began another career at Ben Franklin.  She was a member of the Mitchell Church of Christ, served on the Bread of Life board, and was a graduate of Orleans High School in 1947.  Carolyn was a member of Mitchell on the Move, Dixie Club and Quarry Quilters.  She was very crafty and enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Surviving:
children,
John (Janice) Wilkins of Zionsville
Jay (Marilyn) Wilkins of Burns, Tennessee
Neal (Chi Yong) Wilkins of Columbia, Maryland
Nancy McClelland of Centennial, Colorado
Martha (Charles) Slaughter of Mitchell
special niece,
Rebecca (Don) Knox of Lake Kiowa, Texas
17 grandchildren
30 great grandchildren

Her parents; husband; daughters, Ruth Ann Wilkins and Mary Wilkins; son-in-law, Frank McClelland; sister, Margaret Wilkins; and brothers, Robert Huston Johnson and Stanley Johnson, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, in the Family Life Center at the Mitchell Church of Christ with Brother Allen Burris officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.  The 14 grandsons will be casketbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Wednesday at the church.

Masks are required.

Memorial Gifts: Bread of Life Food Pantry   mitchellchurch.org/breadoflife

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20 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lisa Buck Tincher | Orleans IN
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Love all the memories of your Mom in 4-H and school activities. She brightened the room always. Love and prayers for you all.
  2. Guest: Brian Rainey | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 19, 2020
    So sorry to hear of Ms. Wilkins' passing. I truly enjoyed visiting with her when mowing the yard and again visiting with her and my mom at Stonebridge.
  3. Guest: Elaine Anderson | Bloomington, IN
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Our deepest sympathy from all of the Sherwood Family. Carolyn was a good friend to my mother Dottie Sherwood.
  4. Guest: Chris Clouse | Bloomington
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Always enjoyed her humor. Great lady. Prayers for you all.
  5. Guest: Pete Scheibe | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 18, 2020
    Sincere condolences to Carolyn's family. I enjoyed working with her at the Mitchell post office for many years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
  6. Guest: DeAnne Simpson Wade | Mitchell
    Date: August 17, 2020
    Martha and family, Carolyn was a gem. Her spirit and tenacity as a wife, mother and grandmother and human was admirable. Dan and I are so sorry for your loss. Dan ADORED Carolyn and they had a special friendship. We hope you know you're all held close in our hearts during this time. Much love to you.
  7. Guest: Karen/Joe Osborne | Mitchell IN
    Date: August 16, 2020
    So sorry for your loss Martha and all the family. She was always so sweet and upbeat. 💚
  8. Guest: Mark Watterson | Dallas, TX
    Date: August 16, 2020
    Carolyn Wilkins was a staple at the Mitchell Church of Christ during my growing up years. Kinder than the law allows, her gentle nature was well-represented in her faithful children, especially Nancy, whom I remember as one of the nicest human beings I have ever met. Sincere condolences to the entire family, who blessed Ms. C. Wilkins with 30 grandchildren. Wow! What a productive life.
  9. Guest: William Billy Sallee | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: August 16, 2020
    I can remember Carolyn at church when I was young , she alway helped at bible school and where needed. Then in later life always enjoyed talking to her at Ben Franklin where She alway had a smile she will be missed by all she was one great lady
  10. Guest: Kevin & Jerri Burton | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: August 16, 2020
    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Lots of memories growing up in the neighborhood. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
  11. Guest: Lynn Carr Bradley | McCormick SC
    Date: August 16, 2020
    Martha I am so sorry to hear about your mother she was such a great lady and always had a kind word. She will surely be missed. My prayers are with you rest in peace Carolyn.
  12. Guest: Rhonda Harrell | Lexington, Kentucky
    Date: August 16, 2020
    Carolyn and I did craft shows together years ago and I got to visit with her at Stonebridge several times. She was such a pleasant lady to be around and I feel blessed to have known her.
  13. Guest: Lori McCammon Hess | Floyds Knobs IN
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Such a wonderful lady! I loved getting to see her at Stonebridge.
  14. Guest: Kim Ferguson | Mitchell in
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Such a nice lady. Sorry for your family’s loss.
  15. Guest: Trenace, Larry & Logan Gilstrap | Orleans, IN
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Sending love, hugs and prayers. Carolyn was a sweet lady. She always gave me great hugs when I saw her. Our family was blessed when my brother, Jr., married Martha. Love the Wilkins family.
  16. Guest: Sheryl Walton | Mitchell
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Carolyn was always so full of fun and life. Enjoyed her immensely anytime I would see her. Prayers for all the family.
  17. Guest: Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Dear Martha & all of your families - I am so sorry to learn of your Momma's passing... We always had the best visits & she was a jewel.. You were blessed to have her a good long time & now may the Good Lord bless you all with His mercy & peace..
  18. Guest: Michelle Porter | Orleans, IN
    Date: August 15, 2020
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She always had a smile on her face. Very sweet lady. Keeping you in my prayers.
  19. Guest: Larry & Connie Smith | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family. Enjoyed visiting with Carolyn at Stonebridge.
  20. Guest: Karen Ferguson | Martinsville In.
    Date: August 15, 2020
    Will always remember how much she made me feel special. I grew up in the Church of Christ and no matter where she saw me she ALWAYS came and gave me a hug and smile. She wil forever be in my heart.