Carol Compton Griner


Carol Compton Griner, 87, passed away on Tuesday evening, September 26th, 2017. She was a resident of Franklin.

She was born in West Lebanon, Indiana on July 29th, 1930 to Clarence C. and Nell (Hurley) Compton, both deceased. Also, preceding her in death were a brother, Charles Wm. Compton and an infant sister, Barbara Jean.

At the age of two, the family moved to Columbus, Indiana. Carol attended school and graduated from Columbus High School in 1948. She married Jess L. Griner at First Christian Church on October 7th, 1949. Three children were born to them, Gay (Charles) Hale of Downington, Pennsylvania; Gary (Martha) Griner of Franklin and Beth (Larry) Hart of Trafalgar. Also, surviving are seven grandchildren, Hannah (Joe) Mummert and Jarrett Griner of Franklin; Evan (Megan) Hart of Trafalgar and J.D. (Shelley) Hart of Franklin; Emily Hale of Charlotte, North Carolina, Molly Hale of Philadelphia and Kate Hale of Baltimore, Maryland; six great-grandchildren, Lucia, Liona and Linley Mummert, and Graham, Emmett and Tripp Hart.

Carol was a stay at home Mom until all her children entered school. She then worked at Tranter Industries, Indiana Die Cast Tool and Leerkamp Realty. She retired as Human Resource Assistant from PNC Bank, after twenty years of service.

After retirement, Carol and Jess spent many happy winters in Sarasota, Florida where they made lifelong friends from the United States, Canada and the U.K.

Carol was a member of Tabernacle Christian Church.

Honoring Carol’s request, there will be no funeral. After cremation, a graveside rite will be held for the family. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 North Water Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131.

Arrangements were made by Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin.

Ralph Waldo Emerson defined success thusly: “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Accordingly, we can say that Carol lived a successful life.

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Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home