Nancy Sue Carrico

Nancy Sue Carrico passed from this world on May 16, 2019, at Marion General Hospital with her children by her side.

She was born on August 31, 1945, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Earl G. and Lucille Freeman Carrico and moved to Marion at a young age where she resided the remainder of her life.

She had a great many passions in life, one of which she was a voracious reader, never without a book to the end.  She shared her love of reading by teaching others to read through the literacy program for several years.  She also had a great love of music, always open to something new.  She was most at peace when she was in her garden of which she spent a lifetime planting flowers and pulling weeds, both with equal enjoyment.

She had two pets that she loved and spoiled to no end—her dog, Gabe, and her cat, Lexi—that will no doubt grieve her loss and spend their days longing for her.

Nancy was a firm believer in hard work and led by example with a lifetime of labor.  She paid her own way in this world and instilled those ethics in her children.  She held several jobs through the course of her life including Foster Forbes, Croftons and Bearings Incorporated, finally landing at the Grant County Prosecutors Office where she found the fulfillment she so desired.  She loved her job and held a deep respect and admiration for those she worked with, especially James Luttrell, Jr., and Bill Heck, whom she shared many stories with great laughter.

She also fostered a great many children over the course of 20 years with the Debra Corn Agency.  Many of those children’s futures were shaped by her and will no doubt influence this world long after her passing.  Many of those children stayed in contact with her long into adulthood.  In particular were two very special ladies, LaKeisha Miller, Indianapolis, and Amanda Futrell, Marion, who lovingly stayed by her and considered her a mother to the end.

Two of the great joys in her life were her grandsons, Austin Freimuth and Steven Harper, whom she loved more than they know and whose humor never failed to put a smile on her face.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy (Lawrence) Owen, Marion; her son, Christopher Mayer (Renee), Marion; grandsons, Austin Freimuth, Marion, and Steven (Stephanie) Harper; soon-to-be-born great-granddaughter, Annabelle Renee Harper, Marion; a brother, John (Butch) Carrico; and several cousins and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Lucille Freeman Carrico and Earl G. Carrico; her beloved sisters, Patty Hall, Greenfield, and Mary Alice Carrico; and a brother, Jack Carrico.

She instilled a great many good habits and influences on her children who, in turn, have passed them on to theirs and others. The good in her will go on to brighten the world for many generations to come.

Nancy will be missed.  She chose to leave this world as quietly as she lived, requesting no service.  We ask that you plant a flower, listen to a song, or help another and think fondly of her as you do.

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