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Kathy Jo (Dowell) Carper

October 26, 1955 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 64)



Kathy Jo Carper, age 64, of Auburn passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Parkview DeKalb Hospital in Auburn. 

She was born on October 26, 1955 in Lafayette, Indiana to William and Lois (Miiller) Dowell.  She graduated from Tri County High School in 1973 and Saint Francis College in 1977 with her bachelor’s degree.  Also received her master’s degree in 1982 from Saint Francis College.

Kathy married Dennis W. Carper on April 15, 1978 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Remington, Indiana.

She worked for the West Noble School Corporation at Wawaka Elementary School for 3 years.  She then worked for DeKalb Eastern School Corporation for 37 years as a Special Education Teacher.  Kathy was a Girl Scouts Leader for 25 years. She was active in the Women of the Moose for many years. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Auburn.  She enjoyed many things in life, but nothing was more important than her grandchildren.

Survivors include:

Her mother; Lois Dowell of Remington.

Her husband; Dennis Carper of Auburn.

Son and daughter-in-law; Michael William and Stephanie Carper of Auburn.

Daughter and son-in-law; Kristy Jo and Greg Daugherty of Auburn.

Daughter and son-in-law; Kelly Jo and Justin Collett of Auburn.

3 grandchildren; Henry Carper, Emma Carper, and Augustus Daugherty.

Her brother and sister-in-law; Robert and Angie Dowell of Remington.

Her brother and sister-in-law; Brian and Deb Dowell of Wolcott.

She was preceded in death by her father William Dowell.

Visitation will be held Monday, September 7, 2020 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn.  A Vigil service will be held at 2:30 PM prior to the start of public visitation.  A Women of the Moose service will be held at the end of visitation at 7:45 PM.  Additional visitation will be held on Tuesday one hour prior to the funeral mass from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 500 East Seventh Street in Auburn with Father Timothy Wrozek officiating. 

Burial will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Auburn.

Memorial donations may be directed to Masses or the DeKalb County Humane, 5221 US 6, Butler, Indiana 46721.

Condolences may be sent to the family at and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.

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September 7, 2020

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Funeral Mass
September 8, 2020

11:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
500 East Seventh St.
Auburn, Indiana 46706

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