Carol I. (Dykes) Larsh

March 2, 2014

Carol I. (Dykes) Larsh 87, of rural Colfax, died at 2:26 P.M. March 2, 2014 at Wesley Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 18, 1926 in Tippecanoe County, Ind. to Orville & Martha (Arndt) Stingley. She married Robert C. Larsh on February 14, 1946 and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1991. Mrs. Larsh attended Stockwell School, was a 1944 graduate of Colfax High School and a lifelong rural Colfax resident. A homemaker, she started working at Jefferson Elementary as a library aid, then worked as treasurer for Clinton Prairie Elementary School, retiring in 1997. Carol was a member of the Colfax Christian Church, Perry Township Home Ec Club, OES, American Legion Auxiliary, formerly in Colfax, was a 4-H Leader and an avid Purdue Basketball fan.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, March 6th from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maplelawn Cemetery, Thorntown, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton Prairie School Foundation, 4431 W. Old SR 28, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Son: David (Patty) Larsh of rural Colfax, Daughter: Rhonda E. Larsh of Frankfort, 2 Brothers: Norm Stingley of Carson, CA, Rex Stingley of Albuquerque, NM Sister: Arlene Stingley of Lafayette, 3 Grandchildren, Danielle (Thanh) Truong of Indianapolis, Joshua Larsh of Russiaville, Shandi (John) Lock of Zionsville and 3 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by granddaughter, Angie Larsh and 3 brothers.


12 Condolences for “Carol I. (Dykes) Larsh”

  1. Jenny (Camp) Harris March 4, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Rhonda, Dave and families,

    I was very sorry to read of the passing of your Mother. I did not really know her, but of course I knew you kids. Know I am thinking of you at this sad time. It is hard losing parents and we miss them, but we also treasure our fond memories. I am not sure we ever really “stop” missing them, we just get around our loss. Remembering the Larsh family in thoughts and prayers.

  2. Judy Bell March 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Sorry to see that Aunt Carol has passed. She was always my favorite aunt and I always enjoyed the times I spent with her. My prayers are with the family, but I know she is with the LORD now.

  3. Gail (Stingley) Durbin March 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I have LOTS of good memories of my Aunt Carol. She helped me to enjoy farm life the many summers I spent there as a kid. She and my Uncle Bob let me do and try things my dad would never have allowed. After my mom died 25 years ago,she became like a surrogate mom to me, so I will miss our frequent phone talks.

  4. Fred Heavilon, Jr. March 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Rhonda & Dave,
    It was most sad to hear of your Mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are extended to you, your families, and friends.

  5. David and Beth Nickelsberg March 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Your mom was like a second mom for me and it brought back so many good memories. She will be missed but never forgotten. Our prayers will be with you and all the family.

  6. Ed and Ruth Gable March 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Dave and Rhonda,

    Your mother was a very gracious and kind lady. We have good memories of your mom and dad from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s at the church.

  7. Angela Lane (Jack and Barb) March 5, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Rhonda and Dave, so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. We had such great memories when we lived in Colfax. Specifically, I will always remember your Mom’s caramels!!! Thoughts are with you and everyone.

  8. Alan Gish March 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    My sincere sympathy to your family. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Alan Gish

  9. Steve Linvill March 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Dave & Rhonda

    I am sorry to read about the loss of your Mother. Times like these can be difficult. My Mother died five months ago. I know your loss. Hold tight to the memories and the times your Mother made both of you smile and laugh.

    Dave, out of curiousness, I decided to explore the internet this afternoon to see what I could find on former college roommates. Fate has a way of directing us to do things. You were the first and only name I attempted to reach. As I read the obiturary, I recalled you had a younger sister, Rhonda. Hoping things are well for both of you in this time of sorrow.

    The Larsh families are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Sue Marshall Wright March 6, 2014 at 1:08 am

    Rhonda, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

  11. John Davis March 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    David and Rhonda,

    David you have been a great friend and you were at both of my parents funerals. I wish I could travel to Carols. I remember many fun times when we were children and visiting at Bob and Carols homes to see you an Rhonda.

    Hope to see you in the future.

    John Davis

  12. Susan Heavilon March 9, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Terry and I send our heartfelt sympathy to you, Rhonda, & the family. Carol was a lovely lady, & I have fond memories of her, as well as Bob, while living in Colfax. May you find peace.

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