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Carolyn Jane Baliff

March 18, 1938 ~ May 19, 2018 (age 80)

Carolyn Jane Baliff, age 80, of Cicero, IN, died May 19, 2018 at Prairie Lakes Health Campus at Noblesville, IN.

She was born March 18, 1938 at what was known as Big Springs, Indiana that was located near Sheridan, IN. She graduated from Kirklin High School with the Class of 1956.

She then married Rex N. Baliff on June 2, 1956 and they began working together on their family farm. Her family noted that she wasn't a farm wife only, but she actually operated their machinery and worked side by side with her husband. Her husband was also a school bus driver for Noblesville School Corporation and in 1976 she became his substitute driver. In 1998 she became a driver for Noblesville Schools with her own route.

Mrs. Baliff was a member of Hinkle Creek Friends Church. She loved being with her family and their farm life together. She also enjoyed cooking, sewing, shopping, ceramics, gardening and canning.

Surviving her are three daughters: Dana Hubbard of Muncie, IN, Michele (Dennis) Kinder of Cicero, IN, and Rowena Copeland of Cicero, IN, grandchildren: Laura Clark, Josie (Alex) Small, and Chloe Copeland, plus great-grandchildren: Newton Small and Nora Small, and a brother-in-law: Tom Godby.

Preceding her in death is her husband: Rex N. Baliff, her parents: Walter Keith and Mary Agnes (Harris) Parks, and her sister: Marilyn Godby.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Hinkle Creek Friends Church, 21617 Hinkle Road, Noblesville, IN 46062 with Pastor Robert Stubbs officiating. Burial will follow at Hinkle Creek Friends Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034. Memorial contributions may be made to Hinkle Creek Friends Church.
You may send condolences at

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 22
    4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel

    209 W. Jackson St
    Cicero, IN
    (317) 984-3614

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 23
    10:30 AM

    Hinkle Creek Friends Church

    21617 Hinkle Road
    Noblesville, IN
    (317) 877-1071

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