Carolyn Joan (Mills) Huffman

Born: Sun., Jan. 15, 1939
Died: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Carolyn “Joan” Huffman, 79, of Winchester passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at Ball Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  She was born on January 15, 1939, to Claude Everson and Myrtle (Shook) Mills.

Joan was a 1957 graduate of McKinley High School.  She was a homemaker, pastor’s wife and farmer.  She was an avid sports fan, accomplished pie maker and friend to all she met.  She was a member at Bear Creek Friends Church.  She was a devoted pastor’s wife for 41 years while serving alongside her husband at Rural, Bloomingport and Bear Creek Friends Church.  Her most cherished roles were that of wife, sister, mother, and especially grandmother. 

Joan is survived by her husband of 61 years, Vernon Huffman of Winchester, three children, Debbie (Tim) Thornburg of Union City, Michael (Kathy) Huffman of Fishers and Angela (Brian) Lowe of Winchester, five grandchildren, Adam, Nick (Kelsey) and Holly (fiancé Larry Ivy) Huffman, Kristen (Ian) Alcorn, and Joshua Lowe, two step grandchildren Brian Smith and Michelle (Brian) Pace, four step great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way, four sisters, Lorene Himebaugh of Richmond, Fae Spradling-Bower of Winchester, Wanda Bowman of Granger and Judy Hansen of Greenfield, two brother-in-laws Max (Kathleen) Huffman of Caldwell, Idaho, Ed (Judy) Huffman Muncie, two sister-in-laws Joan (Dale) Barnes of Ridgeville, Edie Huffman of Union City along with several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers, Edwin, Ivan, Herman, Larry, Max, Lloyd and Leland, one sister Barbara Maner and several brother and sister-in-laws. 

A celebration of Joan’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018, at the Walker Funeral Home with Pastors Keith Huffman and Zach Kennedy officiating.  Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery.  

Friends and family may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2018, as well as an hour before the service on Monday, at the Walker Funeral Home in Winchester.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


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Cathy Horn
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
She is really going to be missed as this family has really been a tight knit family. May they know she is now in heaven and is being gaurdian angel to her whole family.

Kelli (Burelison) Hilfiker
   Posted Fri October 19, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts, prayers & hugs to you all.

Cindy Segraves Skiver
   Posted Sat October 20, 2018
So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Will always remember her sweet personality and her beautiful smile. Heaven gained an angel to be reckoned with.....

Tom & Debbie Applegate
   Posted Sun October 21, 2018
Mike & family~~
We were saddened to learn of your mother's passing Mike. Our heartfelt sympathy to each one of you....please know you're in our thoughts & prayers.

Sending love,
Tom & Debbie Applegate

Linda Mills Birnie & Bob Birnie
   Posted Mon October 22, 2018
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family. I had some wonderful times at the Mills family reunions when growing up but I'll always remember when Aunt Joan came to the nursing home to bring dad (Herman) a butterscotch pie. He was so thrilled!! Dad was there because of an infection he contracted after his heart surgery too. Unfortunate circumstances but I'm sure they will be happy to see each other again!

Tammy Keys Resler
   Posted Sun November 04, 2018
Angela and family,

So sorry to hear about the loss of your momma. Sending love and prayers! Your momma was such a sweet and loving woman in our growing up years. I remember her smile, her warm hugs and her laughter...and she always wanted us to behave :-)

Love and peace, Tammy

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