Carol L. Haughton, 81, of Lebanon, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017, at her son's home in North Carolina. She was born in Huntington County on Aug. 2, 1935, to the now late Aaron Wilbur and Marie (Crick) York.
Carol graduated from Thorntown High School in 1953. She then went to beauty school in Lafayette, and graduated from there in 1962.
She was married to William Joseph Haughton on Oct. 17, 1954, at New Hope Church in Frankfort; Carol's father performed the ceremony. William preceded her in death.
Carol had lived around Lebanon for many years.
She was a devoted homemaker while her children were in school. She then began working at several retail stores in Lebanon. In 1999, she and her uncle, Welcome Frank York, began raising Alpacas in Lebanon.
Carol had worked with the Girl Scouts as a Junior Scout leader and the Boy Scouts as a Den mother. She also enjoyed working with 4-H kids with fiber projects and felting.
Her father was a minister and they lived in numerous places in Northern Indiana, and finally settled in Frankfort. Her mother was a second-grade teacher at Jefferson Grade School in Jefferson.
Living in a small town during the 1940s, Carol had memories of her and her oldest brother doing paper drives to raise money for the troops, getting war bonds to help our country, and the whole country having to ration supplies. She remembered having blackout periods/drills, watching her uncles go to war and the country coming behind our troops, and celebrations at the end of the wars in Germany in May 1945, and Japan in August 1945.
Carol was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She liked sewing, crafts, and working with Alpaca and doing felting. She enjoyed spending time in North Carolina with her son at the Smokey Mountain Meadows Camp Ground.
Carol was a member of New Hope Church in Frankfort, WCTU - Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the Alpaca Organization during the time she raised them.
Survivors include children, Carrie Ciccolella and husband, Frank, of Kokomo, Terry Haughton of Bryson City, N.C., Vickie Emberton and husband, Ronnie, of Crawfordsville, and Barry Haughton and wife, Lisa, of Thorntown; grandchildren, Julie Cope of Logansport, Traci Tinnon and husband, Derek, of Brownsburg, Kristy Meneses and husband, Laz, of Brownsburg, Wil Emberton and wife, Becky, of Lebanon, Doug Emberton and wife, Mary, of Macy, Joe Emberton and wife, Coral, of Seymour, Aaron Haughton of Austin, Texas, and Blake Haughton and fiancée, Claire Tousley, of Lebanon; three stepgrandchildren;10 great- grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers, Marvin Eugene York of Bryson City, and Lowell Ray York and wife, Rebecca, of Beulaville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents and husband, Carol was preceded in death by brothers, William James York and Aaron Wilbur York; sister, Marie C. York; and uncle, Welcome Frank York.
Visitation is to be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at New Hope Church, 5306 W. CR 600 S, Frankfort. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Cemetery in Frankfort.
Memorials may be made in her honor to New Hope Church, 5306 W. CR 600 S, Frankfort, In 46041; or to the Women's Christian Temperance Union, 1730 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on June 20, 2017