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Carol Travis

Carol Travis Carol Travis

Carol Gehlbach Travis, age 72, died early Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

Carol was born to Clifford LeRoy and Audrey Amy Gehlbach on March 3, 1947, in Corydon, Ind. She was the little sister to her older brothers, Arthur and Richard Gehlbach. She had a loving childhood and fondly remembered summer vacations around the country to visit relatives.

Carol graduated from Corydon Central High School in 1965 and attended Indiana University at Bloomington, earning her B.S. in education in 1970. During her freshman year, she met her future husband, Terry M. Travis. They married on Aug. 24, 1968, at Pfrimmer’s Chapel United Methodist Church near Corydon in Harrison County. While her husband was in Vietnam, Carol taught at the Switzerland County (Indiana) High School. Carol had twins, Michael Sean and Jennifer Anne, in 1972. Starting in 1982, she worked at Clinton Prairie High School in Clinton County, first as a part-time library assistant and then as the full-time librarian. While employed at CPHS, she was an active member of the Indiana State Teachers Association. Carol retired in 2008. She loved taking tickets at Clinton Prairie sporting events even after she retired. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, reading and watching mysteries, working on all kinds of puzzles, watching sports and using social media. Carol also enjoyed traveling. She returned to the states which she first visited as a child, seeing every state except Maine. After her much-deserved retirement, Carol visited Europe nine times with her husband and daughter.

Carol was a loving and beloved wife, mother, cousin and friend. She was creative, helpful, positive and always smiling. Carol will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents and oldest brother, Art.

She is survived by her husband, Terry; brother, Richard (Carolyn); son, Michael (Becky); daughter, Jennifer; and grandchildren, Miles and Sylvia.

Memorial visitation: Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Genda Funeral Home Mulberry Chapel. There also will be a memorial in the spring at Pfrimmer’s Chapel United Methodist Church near Corydon.

Service: Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flower arrangements, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.