Carole (nee Benson) Ziegler, of West Harrison, passed away on October 22, 2021, at the age of 90. Carole was born on May 3, 1931, to James and Marcella (nee Hodges) Benson. She married Gene Ziegler on July 1, 1950, and they were blessed with two children: Rodney “Gene” and Roxanne. Carole worked as a Fancy Stitcher at US Shoe until it’s closure. If you ever were at Carole’s home, you know that you would never leave hungry. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many of them spent time after school with her and each had a special bond. Carole loved antiques and every Wednesday and Friday her and Gene would go to auctions. Her love for antiques started when she was a clerk for her dad, who was an auctioneer.
Carole was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband Gene Ziegler (2019); parents: James and Marcella (nee Hodges) Benson; siblings: John Benson, Marian “Sis” Kraus, and Shirley Mandary.
Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved children: Rodney "Gene" (Molly) Ziegler and Roxanne (Donnie) Lunsford; cherished grandchildren: Nathan (Amy) Ziegler, Sarah (Brandon) Black, Meg (Randy) Labertus, Lindsay (Kyle) Kohlman, Jessica (Josh) Lefever, Andy (Jessica) Lunsford, and Ashley (Mike) Tramel; and 16 great grandchildren: Ryan, Maya, Wyatt and Evelyn Ziegler, Maycee and Karlee Black, Ryder, Maggie, Rowan and Ruairi Lambertus, Landon, Caden, and Waylon Kohlman, Riley, Reese, Larkyn, AJ Lunsford and Michael "Buddy" Tramel; dear siblings: Doug (Patty) Benson, Marci (Harry) Horner, Jay (Theresa) Mandery and James Benson; brothers-in-law & sister-in-law: Loren (Patricia) and Donald Ziegler and Rosella Carrol. Carole is also survived by a nephew whom she thought of as a son: Dr. Andrew J. (Theresa) Mandery; and great nephews: A.J. and Matt Mandery, whom she thought of as her grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 pm at Brater Winter Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Glen Haven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Harrison Junior Baseball at the visitation or funeral service. If you are unable to attend mail your donation to the funeral home for either charity and the funeral home will notify the family and forward donations to the charity.
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