Carolyn Rose Haney, 90


LAWRENCEVILLE — Carolyn Rose Haney, age 90, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Arthur, died at 6:53 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at the Arthur United Methodist Church with Pastor Jill Bunker officiating. 

Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery, Oakland. 

Shrader Funeral Home, 431 S. Vine Street, Arthur, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Carolyn was born April 1, 1930 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Kenneth and Leota Katherine Senter Wilson. She married Gene Haney in Charleston on Dec. 2, 1949 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1992.

She is survived by: her granddaughter, Katie Kiser (Roger Kiser II) of Lawrenceville; grandson, Charles Ross LeGrand of Charleston; and two great grandsons. 

She was preceded in death by: her daughter, Robin LeGrand.

Carolyn graduated from Oakland High School in 1948 and received her degree in Music Education at Eastern Illinois University in 1955 while her husband was stationed at the U.S. Air Force base at Thule, Greenland. Carolyn and Gene worked as music instructors and were active members in the United Methodist Church. They loved music and sharing it with others.

Retirement brought them to Arthur where they became involved in the community.  Carolyn became the musician for the Arthur United Methodist Church, was a member of the Arthur Women’s Club and was a clerk at The Villa. She spread her love of music throughout the area. Carolyn loved to travel visiting many places in America, Europe and Scandinavia.

She continued with her love of music and spreading cheer by playing the piano at the United Methodist Village nursing home where she was a resident. To the staff there, she was affectionately known as their “Goodwill Ambassador.”

Memorials are suggested to the Arthur United Methodist Church.

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