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Carol Lenore (Kunkle) Madary Needham, 92, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Carol was born March 16, 1925, to Charles and Edith Kunkle in Peru, Indiana. Carol graduated from Peru High School in 1942. She married her first husband, William Paul Madary Jr. on Feb. 14, 1943. He preceded her in passing Jan. 4, 1972. Carol later married Wayne T. Needham in 1983. He preceded her in passing May 8, 1996.
Carol spent her life as a homemaker, always keeping things neat and tidy, and caring for her family. She loved to play penny poker and bridge. She was so good at bridge, everyone wanted to be her partner, and she became a life master.
Carol is survived by her son, William "Bill" (Bobbie) Madary, Indianapolis; grandson, Michael Madary, Indianapolis; granddog, Mr. Max; several nieces and nephews; and many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.
Carol was preceded in passing by her parents; first husband, William Madary; second husband, Wayne Needham; two stepsons, Ronnie and Larry Needham, stepgrandson, Michael Needham; siblings, Marlyn Gerhardt, Erma Kunkle, Norma (Louis) Sharpf, Wilma "Patty" (Russell) Wilson, and Hobart (Regina) Kunkle.
Family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Minister Ralph Lemmon will officiate. Carol will be laid to rest at Springdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, alz.org.
You are invited to visit ellersmortuarywebster.com to view Carol's obituary and leave an online condolence for the family.
Published on February 20, 2018
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