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She came, she loved and laughed, she left, was all Carol Rees Landess wanted for her obituary but there is more to her incredible story. Born on June 24, 1931 to the late Lafe and Etta Grove Rees, Carol attended Pleasant Vale Christian Church at Powers Station. She also attended Governor I.P. Gray at Mt Pleasant Jay County Schools, Indiana and dropped out after junior year to marry Harry D. Landess at Pleasant Vale Christian Church at Powers Station, IN on May 12, 1948. She raised three children and did odd jobs to make her "mad money." In 1966, she went back to school and finished her senior year where all her children attended in Redkey, IN. In 1968, she enrolled at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, earning her Bachelor and Master's degrees. She began teaching in 1971 at the age of 40 at Ft Recovery, Ohio. She also taught at Coldwater, Ohio and later Port St. Lucie Middle School in Port St. Lucie, FL. Harry and Carol moved to Athens, TN in 1998 where they became members of the Athens Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Darrel Landess; 2 sons, Robert Kent Landess and Ronald Kris Landess; Grandson, Kristopher Kent Landess; 2 brothers, Johnny Rees and Don Rees; and 3 sisters, Lorena Shatto, Paula Downing and Fern Dawson.
Those remaining to carry on her legacy are: her daughter, Paula Kay Whitney of Athens; Grandchildren, Tod Allen Landess of Miami, Fl, Doretta Kaye Striker and Spouse Barry of Athens, TN, Ronald Kris Landess and Spouse, Trang of Fremont, CA; Great-Grands, Kyle Lee Striker of Athens, TN, Ryan Kristopher Striker and Spouse Jessica of Athens, Ian Allen Landess of Miami, FL, Alex Landess of Fremont, CA ; Great Great Grands, Karlee Lucretia Striker of Athens, TN, Everleigh Reese Striker of Athens, TN, Liam Kristopher Striker of Athens, TN and Kaydence Faith McCowan of Athens, TN.
Burial will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Red Key, IN. with M.J.S. Mortuaries 107 S. Meridian St, Redkey, IN 47373 in charge. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Company of your choice in Mrs. Landess's loving memory. Those unable to attend may send condolences to https://www.laycock-hobbs.com/obituaries/carol-landess
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements
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