Carole Jeane Stinemetz

Feb. 11, 1940 — Nov. 30, 2020

Carole Jeane Stinemetz, 80, of Winamac, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 30, at her home. 

Jeane was born on Feb. 11, 1940, in Rochester, to the late Milo and Vernie (Morrison) Lewis. She graduated from Monterey High School in 1958 and attended nursing school at Manchester College. Jeane was an education secretary at North Central Juvenile Correctional Facility in Logansport, and retired in 2004. Waitressing, bartending and being a legal secretary were some of Jeane’s favorite jobs. She was also a longtime Avon representative. 

Jeane was a member of the Winamac Eagles #2580 and was active with the Monterey Alumni Association for many years. She enjoyed bowling and ice skating. Most of all, Jeane loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren; attending every function she could. She always referred to her children as her “gifts from God.”

Jeane was spunky and outgoing. She had a wonderful sense of humor and didn’t mind being referred to as “Mean Jeane.” Although Jeane is gone — she has left us amazing memories full of laughter and smiles. 

She is survived by her daughters: Michelle Renee “Missy” Rehm of Winamac, Susan Jeane “Susie” [Paul] Stearns of Argos, and Gerry Jo “Jo Jo” [Kenny] Whitehead of Winamac; son William Michael “Mike” Stinemetz of Carlisle; grandchildren: Heidi, Mindi, Mallori, Gabe, Jessie, Michael, Andrew, Madison, Alexander and Christopher; great-grandchildren: Marshall, Xander, Thackery, Cadence, Traveler, Persephone, Lunabella, Aubrielle, Gideon, Matthew, Nikki, Mackenzie and Selena; sister Judith “Judy” Shank of Winamac; brother Rex [Sue] Crump of Plymouth; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Milo and Vernie (Morrison) Lewis; great-granddaughter Alivia; infant sister Janet Lee Lewis; sister Geraldine Rose “Gerry” Ezra; brother-in-law Thomas “Tom” Shank; and nephew Tommy. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. A private celebration of life service will be held at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, with Pastor Heath Hiatt officiating. Private burial will take place at Riverside Memorial Cemetery in Monterey.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pulaski Animal Center.

Online tributes may be offered at

(Pulaski County Journal — Dec. 9, 2020)

Pulaski County Journal

114 W. Main Street
Winamac, IN 46996

Office Number: (574) 946-6628
Fax Number: (574) 946-7471

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