Carolyn Ann Mitchell Estes

November 15, 2022

Carolyn Ann Mitchell Estes, 78, of rural Frankfort, died November 15, 2022 at her home.  She was born April 1, 1944 in Frankfort to the late Gordon Scott & Anabelle (Ostler) McEwan.

Carolyn was a 1962 graduate of Monon High School and earned her nursing degree from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. She was an Extended Care Nursing Consultant and was the Former Director of Nursing at Clinton House in Frankfort.  She was a member of the Kilmore United Methodist Church, a longtime 4-H Livestock Beef member and a member of the Horse and Pony Club.  She loved her cows, horses and dogs, Max and Cody. She also enjoyed her house plants and working outside on the farm.

Visitation and Services

Per Carolyn’s wishes, no services are planned. Memorial donations in Carolyn’s honor may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Survived by:

Daughter: Amie (Brent) Peacock of Deputy, IN, 2 Sons: Steven (Doreen) Mitchell of Kalkaska, MI and Kim Mitchell of Kalkaska, MI, Grandchildren, Kimber Mitchell, Austin Mitchell, Colton Peacock, Braden Peacock, Easton Peacock, Kiley Shafer, Blake Allen, Chelsey Allen, Cole Allen and Hunter Babb. and 4 Great-Grandchildren.


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14 Condolences for “Carolyn Ann Mitchell Estes”

  1. Brenda Stevens November 17, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    So sorry to learn of Carolyn’s death. She was certainly a leader in many aspects of her life. Carolyn was Director of Nursing while I worked there many years ago. My condolences to her entire family.

  2. Todd Lucas November 17, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mom. She always made me feel like family. Prayers for you all.

  3. Bill & Lora Layton November 17, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Steve, Kim & Amie so sorry for the loss of your mother.

  4. Brenda Loveless November 18, 2022 at 5:51 am

    Kimber, please know that I am thinking about you as I know you were close to your grandmother. I hope God is with you to make it through this difficult time. I also hope that things in general are going well for you.

  5. Angie Shoemaker November 18, 2022 at 7:30 am

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with your mom for a short while at Clinton House. She was a great lady. Angie Hill Shoemaker

  6. Mary Patchett November 18, 2022 at 8:02 am

    So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. My sincere condolences to Steve, Kim, Aime and family in your time of sorrow.

  7. Toni Slaughter November 19, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Dear Steve, Kim, Amie and yours; Luann and yours. The tractor photo truly speaks 1000 words. Carolyn was one of my very first hero’s. Hardworking, fearless, smart, loyal, fiercely protective of all her loved ones and marched to her own rhythm, always. She was 100% authentic before it became trendy. She has made indelible impressions on us all. She was loved and will live on as we share stories and laughter in her name. May the angels make a special place for her and ease your sorrow. My prayers are with you.

  8. Beth Trent (Peters) November 21, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Steve, Kim and Amie, So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I remember the fun times we had on the bus when Carolyn was our bus driver. She was such a wonderful lady, and a major staple to Kilmore. RIP Carolyn

  9. LaFaye Dellinger November 21, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    So sorry to learn of the passing of your Mom and my friend. Carolyn and I had a lot in common and even born just 1 day apart April 1st and 2nd. I have lots of good and fun memories that we shared. She loved you dearly Amie and I know you have lots of sweet memories to relive. I’m praying that you will have peace in the sad days to come.

  10. Jacque Douglas November 21, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Steve, Kim and Amie,
    I am sending you my condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember her as an involved parent, who was always at Southside for school events. She was supportive of each of you and very proud as well. She was a parent I knew I could contact if I needed anything. No matter how old we are, losing a parent leaves a huge void in our lives. I hope fond memories bring you peace and fill some of that void for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Jacque Douglas

  11. Ken Stacy November 22, 2022 at 3:45 am

    Steve, Kim and Amie
    My sincerest condolences for your loss.

    Ken Stacy
    Lafayette, In.

  12. Todd Dillingham November 23, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mother.

  13. Lori Van Amburg December 14, 2022 at 8:31 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom! May she be at peace now, no longer fighting the struggles of this world. I always enjoyed my talks with Carolyn at the farm and of course with Max…Who lives on in our heart. Know that my heart and prayers are with all of you!
    With love,
    Lori & Caleb

  14. Dean Gangwer February 9, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    I enjoyed our many conversations about the livestock industry. She will be missed.

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