Carolyn L. Vanwey | Robinson Daily News
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Carolyn L. Vanwey

Posted on January 16, 2023


Robinson, Mar. 16, 1930 - Ill. — Jan. 12, 2023Mrs. Carolyn L. (Wolfe) Vanwey, age 92, passed away Thursday January 12, 2023, at 2:40 PM CST, at Linda E. White Hospice House, Evansville, Indiana, following many months of failing health.

Carolyn was born in Louisville, IL, on March 16, 1930, to Aden and Edna (Bible) Wolfe. On December 31, 1948, Carolyn married the love of her life, Robert E. "Bob" Vanwey, and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2001. Carolyn remarried on October 24, 2011, to Donald L. Tuttle, and he passed away on September 12, 2016.

For twelve years, Carolyn worked as an Administrative Assistant/Manager for the Bridgeport office of the Marathon Company, but her priority was being a mother and a homemaker for her family. She loved going to Flea Markets and Craft shows, but her passion was playing Bingo and Casino Slot Machines. She and Bob started out Square Dance and then enjoyed many nights Ballroom Dancing with friends. Carolyn and Bob loved to travel and spent many winters together in Florida and traveling the USA in their van.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Max Tedford, Robinson, IL; two grandsons, Tyler and Amy Tedford, Fishers, IN and Kent and Lauren Tedford, Glen Ellyn, IL; four great-grandchildren, Jake Tedford, Kate Tedford, Olivia Tedford, Charlotte Tedford; sisters, Mrs. Donna Temple, Effingham, IL, Mrs. Codean and Warren "Bake" Baker, Louisville, IL, Mrs. Erba Jean Woodruff, Salt Lake, UT along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husbands, Robert E. "Bob" Vanwey; and Donald L. Tuttle; a brother and sister-in-law, Farrel and Ruby Wolfe; sisters and brothers-in-law, Aline and Leland Pitchford, Imo and Jewel Leonard, and Maxine and Charles Swarens.

A private service will be held on Friday January 20, 2023, with Rev. T.R. Akers officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Linda E. White Hospice House, 611 Harriet Street, Evansville, IN, 47710, or to the Charity of the Donor's Choice with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL is assisting the family with these arrangements.

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