She was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Greene County the daughter of John and Myrtle Faucett Underwood.
She graduated from Linton High School in 1955. As a young girl she worked at the Linton Auto Parts store and was a member of the Delts' Sorority.
On Oct. 3, 1959, she married George Lewis Shields and they began their married life with a move to Clay City. This is where they were to raise their family and have their careers. She and Lewie owned the Lone Elm Farm together and Carol was a secretary and bookkeeper for first Don Putoff Chevrolet and then with Bob Burkle Chevrolet. She retired in 2002 after more than 30 years of service. It was at the car dealership that she met many friends, including her special friend Linda Sherfick.
She was a member of the Eastern Star No. 304, in Bowling Green. Carol enjoyed reading, travel and especially family time.
Survivors include her husband Lewie Shields, Lewis; two daughters Peggy Carol Brighton, Clay City and Jill Ann Garrett and her husband Richard, Terre Haute; five grandchildren, John Lewis Shields and wife Leslie, LynDee Rose Garrett, Amanda Jennel Davis, Pamela Elizabeth Brighton and Zachary Uriah Brighton; three great-grandchildren, Avery Wiliam Davis, Elias Jennings Garrett and Ambrazia Anne Garrett; one sister Wilma Eaton, Bloomfield; one brother, Jack Underwood and wife Faye, Linton; several nephews and one niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Lucille Price and Maxine Underwood and one brother Gene Underwood.
Services will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Max Brunton officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. until time of services.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society.
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