Carole Sue (Woods) Martindale, 74, of Shelbyville, Indiana, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at St Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
She was born April 22, 1942, in Muhlenberg Township, Pickaway County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Roy and Alice (Eldridge) Woods.
Carole married Larry Martindale Sr. on Dec. 22, 1959, in Darbyville.
She was a homemaker and worked as a nurse’s assistant for eight years at Rush Memorial Hospital. She was an active member of the Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene. Over the years, she was a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible School director and a church board member.
She loved working with children. Baking Christmas cookies with her grandkids was one of her joys, and she loved spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Larry Martindale Sr.; her children, Larry “Richie Wink” (Lori) Martindale, Lynnette (Ric) Fuller, Connie (Albert Jr.) Morris and Tanya (Jason) Starkey; daughter-in-law, Beth Newbold; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter Woods and Larry (Joyce) Woods; sisters, Betty (Frank) McNeal, Patty Davis, Mary Bates and Wanda Harris; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Kyle Martindale; brothers, Richard Woods and Roy Woods Jr.; and sisters, Helen Miller and Marie Riser.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene with Dr. Steven Bohall, Rev. Aaron Chester and Rev. Robert Malone officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at the Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene and from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be Friday, July 29, 2016, at the Muhlenberg Township Cemetery in Darbyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene.
Allen Funeral Home and Crematory, 4155 S. Old State Road 37, Bloomington, Indiana, have been entrusted with arrangements. You are invited to share a memory or leave an online condolence to the family at www.allencares.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal