Carol Joyce Poling

  • Died: March 12, 2012
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Lakeside Park

1140 Lake Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carol Joyce Poling, 79, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her brothers, Robert Poling of Hudson, IN, Stephen Poling of Madison, GA; nieces, Brenda Kay Stephens of Wolcottville, IN, Carolyn Eloise Poling of Lake Junaluska, NC and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora Silas & Frances Katherine Poling, brothers, Harlan & Carl Poling, sister, Jean Poling.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Carol was my coach in high school and became a family friend. I have fond memories of those years. She was a special person.

Posted by Millie Friedl-Gavin - Montrose, MI   April 08, 2012

Carol was a great family friend. She had a huge impact on my life and fed my love of history in so many ways. My passion for teaching and for my subject areas I can attribute to her in so many ways. Rest in peace, Carol.

Posted by Scott Bauserman - Indianapolis, IN   March 30, 2012

The only woman I knew who could walk across the entire gym floor on her hands! Ms. poling taught gym at Perry Hill while I was there in junior high and I was always impressed by her. My condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Julie Jones - Chicago, IL - Student   March 23, 2012

Not only did Miss Poling have me in class, but she had my Uncle Jim, my Mom (Linda), and sister (Sara) as students. We are all saddened by your passing, but will have fond memories of you always. RIP.

Posted by Seth Eviston - Indianapolis, IN   March 20, 2012

Carol & I talked monthly when she would come in to pay for her services for the past 10 years. She always looked forward to workign in her yard. Spring will miss her this year as will I.

Posted by Wendy Merrill - Fort Wayne, IN   March 19, 2012

Wonderful memories of high school gym classes and volleyball, softball, and Girls Athletic Association with Miss Poling. She was always very kind-hearted to me, and gave me strength and wisdom to do my best. I still have a Komets hockey puck she gave me in 1967; it's one of those treasures that I'll always keep.

Rest in peace, Miss Poling. You deserve it!

Posted by Jan Friedmeyer - Huntertown, IN - former student   March 17, 2012


I have fond memories of you, Carol, as the gym teacher who welcomed me to Arcola School for the 3 years I taught there. I enjoyed running into you a few times since - sometimes at Johnny Appleseed. You certainly had a full life with all those teaching years. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers -

Posted by Bev Vickerman - Fort Wayne, IN - fellow teacher 1971-74   March 16, 2012

Ms Poling,
You touched more lives than you realized through the years. I have fond memories of her teaching History and gym at Arcola. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Debbie Blaugh-Frazier - Fort Wayne, IN   March 15, 2012

Remembering the good times we had together when we lived in FT. Wayne and the many meals with you and your parents. Also Carol introduced us to the game of Hockey and we saw our first game with her. We are sorry we are unable to attend the funeral as we are still in Florida, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this sad time.
With our love, Cleo and Kae Betts. cell# 574-361-2025

Posted by Cleo & Kae Betts - Elkhart, IN - 1st Cousin   March 14, 2012

I remember Carol when I was a child living on Webster Street,she was always so nice to our family. I am sad to hear about her passing.
Joanne Kennedy Greene

Posted by A friend   March 14, 2012

Ms. Poling, What a fun teacher and coach. Had her at Arcola and Perryhill. She certainly had an ornery side! RIP

Posted by Sandy Mishler    March 14, 2012

RIP Ms. Poling. What a nice lady. She was my teacher in grade school.

Posted by Flo Vice - Fort Wayne, IN   March 14, 2012


Wow! I met Carol when I started volunteering for UpWards in the concession stand at Trinity United Methodist Church. She was the "popcorn lady
". She taught me how to make it. I knew she was a sweetheart, and that she had an ornery side. I had no idea she dedicated so much of her life to children and to church. I was blessed to know her even a little. She will be missed!

Posted by Karen Burnside-Strack - Fort Wayne, IN   March 14, 2012

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