Carolyn Etienne, 82, formerly of Tell City, IN, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 28, 2018. She was born July 12, 1935 to the late Hubert and Agnes (Evrard) Voges.
Kay was married to Paul Dennis Etienne on June 1, 1957. She and Paul were life-time members of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.
She was educated at the Academy of the Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand and continued her studies at Indiana State University in Terre Haute. She was a homemaker and mother while raising her young family and later served as office manager at the State Farm office where her husband, Paul was agent until June 1994. She was the first female member of the Tell City Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Daughters of Isabella.
Her large family of origin, and life as wife, mother and grandmother and friend are the hallmarks by which she will be remembered. She loved entertaining and socializing and her home was always open and the focus of many celebrations. She loved theatre and was a cast member in many Tell City summer play productions. She was an accomplished pianist, organist and choir member. She enjoyed music, gardening and the outdoors.
She is survived by her husband, Paul, and her children: Fr. Bernie Etienne, Archbishop Paul Etienne, Rick (Connie) Etienne, Sr. Nicolette Etienne, OSB, Fr. Zach Etienne and Angie (Jim) Ward.
She will be missed by her grandchildren: Eric, Elizabeth (Cory), Stephanie, McKenzie (David), Madison, Luke, Garrett, and Justin. Her surviving siblings include: sisters Sr. Jeanne Voges, OSB of Beech Grove, IN, Kathy Peabody of Dallas, TX, and brothers Hubert “Junie” and Jim Voges, both of Tell City, IN. She is preceded in death by other siblings: Rev. Bernard F. Voges, Alice Wahl, Alberta “Butchie” Vieck, and David Voges, and grandson Jacob.
Visitation will be at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Evansville (2301 N. Stockwell Rd) on Wednesday, January 31st from 3:00 – 7:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Paul in Tell City at 9:00 am on Thursday, February 1. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am.
Donations can be made to Our Lady of Grace Monastery, 1402 Southern Ave, Beech Grove, IN or to St. Paul Catholic Church, 824 Jefferson, Tell City, IN.
The family would like to thank the staff at The Good Samaritan Home/Pathways II, as well as, the staff at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.