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Wayne Lee Carnes

January 25, 1931 — March 15, 2024

West Baden Springs

Wayne Lee Carnes, aged 93, of West Baden Springs, Indiana, passed away on March 15, 2024, at Springs Valley Meadows, while holding the hand of his beautiful wife of 73 years, who was the love of his life. 

Wayne was born on January 25, 1931 to Elwood Carnes and Martha Bledsoe in Orange County. Wayne was a member of the United States Army from May 21, 1952 to May 7, 1954. Wayne married Elsie Marie Moffatt on June 3, 1950 in Paoli, Indiana. They went on to have 4 children, Jonathan Wayne, Debra Sue, Deirdre Lynn, and Lana Lea. 

Wayne is survived by: 
Wife- Elsie 
Children- Jonathon (Debbie), Debra, Deidre (George), and Lana (David) 
13 Grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren and one on the way, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. 

Wayne is preceded in death by: 
His parents Elwood and Martha 
Siblings Betty, Lula, Jesse, Elwood Jr. 
Granddaughter Jessica Wyman 

Wayne was the owner of Carnes’ Auto Sales where he retired. Wayne enjoyed buying, selling, and fixing golf carts. He enjoyed random road trips that weren’t always paved, very bumpy, and always ended with a sale. Playing golf, spending time with grandchildren, and frequent coffee breaks and card games with the love of his life were of utmost importance. 

The family extends its heartfelt thanks to the caring staff at IU Health Paoli, Paoli Health and Living, and Springs Valley Meadows for their amazing care during his last few weeks of life. The nurses, staff, and patients at Springs Valley Meadows made Wayne’s time so special. Our family was loved and cared for along with Wayne during this time. 

Visitation and Funeral Arrangements: A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted Monday, March 18, 2024 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home from 11:00 am until the time of service at 2:00 pm with burial immediately following a Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. 

The family requests that donations can be made to Evelyn’s Blessings, a non-profit that was started by Wayne’s 9-year-old great granddaughter, that will provide baby dolls to dementia and Alzheimer’s patients. Donations can be sent to: Orange County Community Foundation Evelyn’s Blessings 1075 Sandy Hook Rd. Suite 2 Paoli, IN 47454 Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery c/o Mendy Buffington 7735 W. Co. Pike Rd. West Baden, IN 47469.


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Monday, March 18, 2024

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Monday, March 18, 2024

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Mount Lebanon Cemetery

IN-56, French Lick, IN

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