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Carol J. (Johnson) Book

October 4, 1947 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 72)

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Carol J. Book, 72, of Hartford City, IN, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020, at her residence.          

Carol was born on October 4, 1947, in Hazard, KY, to Ora and Lucy (Isom) Johnson.  Her parents preceded her in death. She married Robert Matthew Book on July 16, 1995; and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2015. 

Carol is survived by three sons, Danny (fiancé’ Jennifer Farmer) Reynolds, Elkhart, IN, Ken (JoAnn) Reynolds, Webberville, MI, Paul (fiancé’ Kate McClintock); one daughter, Karen (Jared) Adams, Van Wert, OH; two brothers, Danny Johnson, Hazard, KY, Boyd Johnson, Tracy City, TN; one sister, Kathy (Wendell) Kemplen, Portland, IN; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Charlie.

Carol finished high school in Red Key, IN.  She was quality control in several factories over the years, and was a full-time homemaker and loving mom.   She attended First Freewill Baptist Church. Carol loved fishing with her good buddy, Charlie.

Along with her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur Johnson, Herman Johnson; two sisters, Patsy Guffey, and Geraldine Green Garrett.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church of Huntington, 1805 Salamonie Avenue, Huntington, IN.

A Funeral service will follow the calling hours on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. at First Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Brunk Conley officiating.

A private burial will be at a later date with her late husband, Robert, at Marion National Cemetery, Marion, IN.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Huntington County Humane Shelter in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences:


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