Lena M. Caudill, age 88, of Knightstown, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Hancock Regional Hospital. She was born Sep. 3, 1922, in Morehead, Ky., the daughter of the late Walter and Nancy (Jackson) Goodwin.
She was a homemaker and lifelong resident of Knightstown. Lena was a member of Faith Chapel Church in Knightstown.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary (William) Klare of Shelbyville; son, James (Margo) Caudill of Shelbyville; daughter-in-law, Sandy Caudill of Calif.; 6 grandchildren, Melissa Tucker, Amanda Gillilan, Margaret Bolding, Megan Klare, Kimberly Kraeszig, Christina Caudill; 7 great-grandchildren, Kristin Leffler, Mariah Tucker, Mallory Bolding, Abigayle Bolding, Gabriel Klare, Joseph Kraeszig and McKinley Kraeszig; 2 sisters, Dessie Morgan of Markleville and Goldie Jackson of Knightstown; a brother, Dude Goodwin of Knightstown; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Les” Caudill, Sr.; son, William Caudill, Jr.; sister, Grace Thompson; and two brothers, Oral and George Goodwin.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service Knightstown Chapel. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at the funeral home with Rev. Gary Cunningham and Ralph Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Chapel Church, 359 E. Morgan St. Knightstown, IN 46148. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hinsey-brown.com.