Carolyn Bair

June 21st

Carolyn Bair, 87, of Grace Village in Winona Lake, formerly of Cromwell and Albion,is now resting in the arms of her Heavenly Father. She passed from this earth on June 20, 2010. Born in Ft. Wayne she was the only child of Frank and Willamina (Light) Jerles.  Her mother sacrificed her own life giving birth to Carolyn.  Etha (Watson) Jerles later became her stepmother.

Carolyn did housecleaning, catering, and operated the Wolf Lake Dairy Treat.  She was on the board of Lakeland Child Evangelism Ministries, Warsaw, and an active member of  the Ormas Baptist Church.She volunteered for the Red Cross for 51 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil (Zeke) Bair, a daughter, Rosemary, and an infant son, David.  Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Larry) Wilkinson, Kimmell,  also 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 24 at the Eastland Funeral Home on St. Rd. 13 south of Syracuse.  Burial will follow at the Sparta Cemetery in Kimmel. Calling will be Wednesday, June 23 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Ormas Baptist Church, Lakeland Child Evangelism Ministries, or Baptist Children’s Home.

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