Carolyn S. (Sutton) Howell, age 83, of Shoals, Indiana, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Carolyn was born to Kenneth L and Alfretta J. Sutton (both deceased) on April 20, 1938.

She grew up in Rutherford Township, Martin County, with her five siblings. Sisters, Louise Parsons and husband Harold, of Loogootee; Peggy Watson and husband Robert, of New Mexico; and Marla Combs and husband Robert, of Loogootee; and brothers, Jerald Sutton and wife Elaine, of the State of Washington; and Michael Sutton and wife Trudy, of Loogootee.

Carolyn attended Loogootee High School and was her class Salutatorian. She married Robert “Bob” E. Howell on May 11, 1957. Bob died at the age of 85 on January 22, 2020. Carolyn and Bob had one son, Robert Joseph Howell.

Carolyn worked as a Customer Service Representative for U.S. Gypsum Company. Due to her debilitating arthritis she retired early in 1994. She attended St. Mary Catholic Church, in Shoals.

Surviving in addition to her siblings are her son, Robert Joseph, and his wife Kimberly Howell. Carolyn considered herself blessed to have four amazing grandchildren to love and spoil. Granddaughter Mackenzie L. Crooks, of Southgate, Kentucky; and grandsons, Brian J. Howell and Evan R. Howell, both of Shoals; and Jared D. Crooks, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, were Carolyn’s pride and joy.

Carolyn requested cremation. A private service was held.

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