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Carol Joann (Brummet) Waber

July 30, 1948 - September 29, 2021


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    Marilyn Grenat says

    It was my PRIVILEGE to take care of Carol for six years in her home. Even though she couldn’t verbal converse with me she shared thoughts with us by a painstaking manor of pointing to letters to spell out her thoughts. She was a warm-hearted soul & loved when I read or prayed with her. Her taste for salad was her last desire for real food. She had the sweetest smile that would always melt my heart. I loved her like a sister and her whole family became my family. They treated me as one of them & included me in Christmas gatherings. They all will be forever in my hearts. Since I haven’t been with them for the past year & a half because of COVID, I have sincerely missed them & especially my dear sweet Carol. May you finally Rest In Peace in the arms of your dear Savior Jesus precious Carol away from all that pain you endured for so very long. Till we meet again…Love you all so much. My condolences to Carol’s family with heartfelt sympathy.

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    Peg Brummett says

    Jim & Family
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart & prayers are with you. I am remembering all the good times we all had in the good old years. I loved it when she got tickled about something. She had a wonderful laugh. She was a special person & I am honored to have known her.

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    Ed Butz says

    Jim and Family; Sorry for youir loss. Prayers for all.

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    Martin & Deb Musser says

    Jim & family,
    No words can adequately express our sympathy at the loss of your beloved wife and your Mother,
    We were fortunate to be around during some fun times in our hometown where Carol and I raised our
    glasses together as she and I shared the same birthday. She wore this amazing smile most times and
    her soft voice was so sweet and always pleasant. Heaven has gained a special angel. Fly high,Carol
    and may you rest in peace always. Our thoughts have been with all of you throughout the years . May
    your most cherished memories comfort and allow her to remain with you forever.

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    Virginia Dowling says

    My deepest sympathy for your loss but we know Carol is at peace. I loved visiting and partying with your mom and what a great time we had!!! Love and hugs to all.

    Virginia Smith Dowling

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    Virginia Dowling says

    My deepest sympathy for your loss, hugs and prayers for all. We had so much fun when we were together back in our younger days!! God Bless

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    Stepheny Lemenager says

    Much love to her family. Wishing you all peace and comfort.

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    John Arvidson says

    Jim and Family,
    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Carol put up the good fight but finally God has called her home. May God Bless and keep you during this time. I know she’s in a better place.
    John Arvidson

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    Tari Eddy says

    Jim and Family,
    My heartfelt love and prayers to you. I enjoyed spending time with Carol as a Hospice Nurse. Jim, you were a wonderful caregiver to Carol.
    May peace be with you at this time.
    Tari Eddy LPN

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    Laurel Strasburger says

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all with sympathy and heartfelt condolences.
    Roger and Laurel Strasburger

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    Vicki Sherwood says

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. ALS is a devastating disease, but it’s a blessing that you were able to spend more time with her than was expected. Please take care during this time – my thoughts & prayers are with you.
    Vicki Sherwood

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    Yvonne C Nace says

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Your family did so much to care for your mom so she could stay in her home. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Jim Walters says

    Jim, we want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss.

    Jim & Susan Walters

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    Denise Matthys says

    Jim & Family
    So sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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Carol Joann (Brummet) Waber, 73, passed away with her family by her side on September 29, 2021, in West Lafayette, IN, after a courageous battle with ALS for over 14 years. She was born July 30, 1948, in Lafayette, IN, to the late Kenneth Brummet and Wilma (West) Brummet. She married her husband, James “Jim” Waber, on November 28, 1964, at the Armstrong Chapel in Green Hill, IN. They spent the next 56 years together, raising their family.  Carol had many joys in life; she retired after 28 years as a school bus driver for Benton Community School Corporation, shopping, gardening, crafting, decorating for the holidays, but found the most joy in the time she spent with her family, whom she all loved very much.

Carol is survived by her husband, Jim Waber; daughter, Cheryl (Joe) Steiner; daughter, Teresa (Joe) Murphy; daughter, Cathy Jenkins; son, Mike (Sunshine) Waber; 10 grandchildren, Bryan (fiancé, Brittany) Murphy, Linsey (Brent) Hulsey, Dustin Murphy, Jeremiah Steiner, Jacob (Kim Nifong) Steiner, Jenna Jenkins, Megan Jenkins, Caleigh Jenkins, Tristin Waber, and Korbin Waber; five great-grandchildren, Kinley and Lucas Hulsey, Peyton and Maren Murphy, and Ayla Steiner; sister-in-law, Patty (Don) Christopher; as well as  many nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date and time.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to Guardian Angel Hospice, and the team of caregivers, Marilyn Grenat, Pam Russell, Molly Arnold, Kendra Parker, Tiffany Strickler, as well as her loving daughter, Cathy Jenkins, who took such wonderful care of Carol over the years. Online condolences can be left to the family at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com. Tippecanoe Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family with the arrangements


“Death is a time of sleeping,
And those who leave are in God’s keeping.
For life is God’s promised goal,
And sunshine for the soul.
You must doubt Him never,
As through death man lives forever.
I am not afraid to go-
Even though the exact path I do not know.
He has brought me here,
So I do not fear.
To go with Him to the unknown,
I know I will not be alone.
He will take my hand
As I journey to the promised land.
I will go through the open door
To God’s mansion and live for evermore.
Please for me do not shed wild tears,
Or carry sorrow through the years,
I have not been afraid to die,
Cause I know my loved ones who’ve gone before and those
Who follow will meet me again in the sky.”

  • A poem by author and loving caretaker, Marilyn Sandberg Grenat