Carol A. McCrory

Carol A. McCrory, 87, of Terre Haute passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at The Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care at Union Hospital. She was born on April 25, 1931 in Decatur to Leo and Helen (Farr) Kirsch. She was married for 65 years to Judge Charles K. McCrory.

She graduated as valedictorian from Monmouth High School in 1949. She then completed her nursing degree at Indiana University, where she served as president of her nursing class. After moving to Terre Haute with her husband, she worked most recently in outpatient surgery at Union Hospital.

She was a devoted member of Centenary United Methodist Church and active in its church guild. She also participated in countless community service organizations including the local chapter of PEO, Tri Kappa, The Day Nursery, and the Dental League. She was a past president of Indiana Law Wives, served on the Board of Directors of Hamilton Center, and had been treasurer of the Terre Haute Newcomer’s Club. When not serving the community or her family, she loved golfing, gardening, playing bridge with her close friends in the “GBC” (Girl’s Bridge Club), and rooting for IU football and basketball.

She is survived by her husband of Terre Haute; son, Michael K. (Patricia) McCrory of Indianapolis; two daughters, Sue A. (William) Whitman of Spencer; and Jill L. McCrory of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Ethan Kestenman; Jesse Kestenman; Justin McCrory; and Katherine McCrory; sister, Nancy Chandler of Bozeman, Montana; sister-in-law, Carol A. Balsiger of Berne; and several nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Don Kirsch.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the 1:30 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, July 12 at Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25thStreet, Terre Haute. Officiating will be Reverend Mel Camp officiating. Burial will be at Highland Lawn Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to the horse rescue and rehabilitation center established by her daughter known as Horse-Angels Inc., 8262 Switchboard Road, Spencer, IN, 47460 -

Arrangements provided by Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home in Terre Haute. Online condolences may be made at