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Carole Cones (Bradfield) - Class Of 1967 VIEW PROFILE


Carole K. Cones-Bradfield

Mrs. Carole K. Cones-Bradfield, 67, of Thorntown, passed away peacefully at her home August 3, 2016 with her husband, Landis, and family by her side.

A loving and devoted wife and stepmother, Carole also was passionate about politics and making a difference in people’s lives. She spent her career in Washington, D.C., working in both President Bush administrations, for former Congressman John Myers (R-Indiana) and as a political campaign consultant. Using her exceptional fund-raising capability, Carole also helped launch the Safe Blood Projects in Africa and Asia, which have taken safe blood practices from the U.S. to save many lives in some of the most populated areas of the world.

Carole was born in Indianapolis June 29, 1949, to Richard and Genevieve Cones. She graduated from Thorntown High School in 1967. In 1971, she graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, where she followed in the footsteps of her great grandmother Bettie Locke Hamilton – one of the founders of Kappa Alpha Theta, the first Greek sorority – 100 years later to become president of the local Theta chapter.

Carole married Landis {Lanny} in 2003. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Thorntown and was very involved in the community -- often as a key fundraiser for projects such as Farm Heritage Trail, the ongoing effort to establish a 50-plus-mile walking/biking corridor from Zionsville through Thorntown to Lafayette.  Strong-willed like her mother, Carole fought end-stage liver disease and breast cancer for 2½ years, during which time she received special care from many health care professionals, including her loving and devoted husband.

In addition to Landis, Carole is survived by four stepchildren, Sean, Chad, Nathan and Jama; eight grandchildren; and cousins (brothers) Dane and Mark Hartley.  Family and friends will gather for visitation Sunday, August 7, 2016, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m., and Monday, August 8, 2016 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Myers and Hunt Mortuary, 116 W. Plum Street, Thorntown, Indiana. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Tim McKaig officiating. Carole will be laid to rest at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to in Thorntown.

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