Mrs. Carolyn T. Haas, age 83, of Murray, Kentucky, died on September 11, 2020, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray.
She is survived by her husband, Eldridge H. Haas, whom she married on August 17, 1957 at St. Gertrude's Catholic Church ; one daughter, Margaret Coffey and husband Kevin of Massillon, Ohio; two sons, Richard Haas and wife Adriana of Georgetown, Kentucky and Ronald Haas and wife May Ann of Hendersonville, Tennessee; younger sister, Barbara O'Connor of Hillsboro, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Fredric Coffey, Rachel Kuebeck, Sarah Warren, Daniel Coffey, Paul Haas, Giselle Haas, Michael Coffey, Ginalee Haas, Grant Haas, James Marcoux, and Terra Smith; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 13, 1937, to Alfred and Thelma (Vogel) Benhase, who preceded her in death, as did one grandchild, Amelia Coffey.
Carolyn was active at St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray, as she initiated the church library and became the Newsletter editor. Her earlier activities included assisting with Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts in Ohio, and served as the Newsletter editor in Grandview Estates, Ohio. She and Eldridge enjoyed traveling and went by plane and cruise ships to many sites including: The Holy Land, Alaska, Hawaii, and others. She shared memories of travels, as she kept diaries and took photos. Carolyn was also well known for her love of reading and sharing her most recent family news, through emails and Facebook. Before her retirement Carolyn was employed by Ohio's Social Services Department, clerical and homemaker positions. She attended the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University and earned an Associate of Arts Degree.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Leo Catholic Church in Murray. Father Brandon Williams will officiate, and burial will follow in the St. Henry Catholic Cemetery in Aurora, Kentucky. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral mass on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com