Carol J. Strickler

Carol J. Strickler, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at 10 p.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center of Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Strickler graduated from Warren Central High School of Indianapolis with the class of 1957, and attended Indiana University and International Business College. She worked at Sixth Corps-Fort Benjamin Harrison, International Harvester, Beech Grove Community Hospital, Huntington Laboratory/EcoLab and co-owned/managed Rocky's World and Second Generation Family Eatery. She was also President of ROCA Inc. and director of Shane Inc. She was a member and past president of American Business Women Association, past president of Altrusa International and was a member and held many offices in the Huntington County Literacy Coalition. She was a volunteer for the Whitley County Humane Shelter and lifetime member of  Huntington Humane Shelter, served on several advisory boards for Huntington University and was involved with the Girl Scouts. She volunteered at Parkview Huntington Hospital, where she was past president of the Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild.

She was born on Aug. 20, 1939, in Batesville, to Theodore and Edith Hill Creech. She married Roger "Rocky" Strickler on Sept. 17, 1960. He survives in Huntington.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Shari K. Strickler, of Huntington; a son, Shane K. (Denna Crago) Strickler, of Huntington; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Sue (Joseph) Strickler Ditto, of Laguna Niguel, CA; and two brothers-in-law, Robert A. (Mary) Strickler, of Decatur, and Riley Vian, of Fort Wayne.

Calling will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, from noon to 2 p.m., at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ray Seilhamer officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

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