Karlene  Handy


Karlene S. Handy, 79, of Elwood, died Thursday, April 25, 2019, at home in Elwood.
Karlene was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Logansport and was the daughter of the late Melvin Fry and the late Mary (Wilson) Fry.
She was a member of the Church of the Heartland in Winamac, where she volunteered regularly.
Karlene always enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved doing crafts, reading, puzzle books, baking and cooking for her family.
She adored rabbits.
She had been employed by Singer Control before her retirement.
Left to carry on her legacy of love are her three daughters, Deidre (Doug) Girton, Debbie (George) West and Kimberly Handy, and two sons, Gary (Chris) Handy and Roy (Donna) Handy. She also has 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, Stephanie Thompson and Brittany Swegman.
A celebration of Karlene's life was held on May 4, 2019 in the Church of the Heartland, 890 IN 14, Winamac.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Karlene and the Handy family.
Published on May 13, 2019
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