Carol Joan Retter

July 14, 1937 ~ January 19, 2021 (age 83)


         Carol Joan Retter, age 83, a resident of Winchester, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Parker Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parker City, Indiana. 

    Joan was born on July 14, 1937, in Portland, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Thompson.  She loved children and baby-sat for many years.  Joan enjoyed being outside spending time with her animals, going to garage sales and antiquing.  She loved all of her family and always made the extra effort to make sure Christmas was a special time of year for her family.  Joan married Duane Retter on February 25, 1953 and he passed away on June 15, 2019. 

    Survivors include:

    Her children:  Debbie Brunson (husband Mike) – Portland, Indiana

                           Steve Retter (wife Chris) – Winchester, Indiana

                           Rhonda Evans (husband David) – Portland, Indiana

   5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 step-great granddaughter

     Private family visitation will be held on Saturday at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.   Graveside services will follow at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Green Park Cemetery in Portland.

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Funeral Service
January 23, 2021

3:00 PM
Green Park Cemetery
904 Blaine Pike
Portland, IN 47371

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