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“Carol was my coach in high school and became a family friend. I have fond memories of those years. She was a special person. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Millie Friedl-Gavin - Montrose, MI

“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...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Scott Bauserman - Indianapolis, IN

“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...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Julie Jones - Chicago, IL

“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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Seth Eviston - Indianapolis, IN

“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. ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Wendy Merrill - Fort Wayne, IN

“Wonderful memories of high school gym classes and volleyball, softball, and Girls Athletic Association with Miss Poling. She was always very kind...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Jan Friedmeyer - Huntertown, IN

“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...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Bev Vickerman - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie Blaugh-Frazier - IN

“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...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Cleo & Kae Betts - Elkhart, IN

“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...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“Ms. Poling, What a fun teacher and coach. Had her at Arcola and Perryhill. She certainly had an ornery side! RIP ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy Mishler

“RIP Ms. Poling. What a nice lady. She was my teacher in grade school. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Flo Vice - Fort Wayne, IN

“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...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Burnside-Strack - IN


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.