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Carol Sue Maibaum, 80, Kokomo, passed away at 5:43 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at her residence. She was born Sept. 14, 1936, in Christopher, Illinois, to the late Lester Smith and Dora (Montgomery) Culp. She married Lester John Maibaum on March 17, 1960, and he preceded her in death July 24, 2016.
Carol graduated from Christopher High School in Christopher, Illinois. She was a homemaker. Carol enjoyed reading, shopping, antique collecting, and assembling puzzles. She loved animals, especially dogs, and was a big supporter of the Kokomo Humane Society.
Carol is survived by a son, Andrew Maibaum; brothers, Norman Smith and Sonny Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Lester; son, Brian Maibuam; her parents; brothers, Bob Smith and Junior Smith; sisters, Patsy Smith and Mary Brandibus; and stepfather, Elmer Culp.
The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Carol's memory to the Kokomo Humane Society. You are invited to read Carol's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may leave an online condolence for the family. Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, assisted the family with arrangements.
Published on March 27, 2017
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