Carolyn S. Mays, 83

Carolyn S. Mays, 83, of Wabash, passed away at 10:02 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2021 at Parkview Wabash Hospital.  She was born on Sept. 30, 1937, in Marion, to the late Ralph and Ida Louise (Crepps) Ragon.

Carolyn married Kelly Mays; he passed away in 2000. She retired from RCA in Marion and then retired from the Parkview Wabash Hospital, working in the home healthcare department. Carolyn loved and was an avid bingo player. She played locally at the Knights of Columbus and Elks Bingo. She also enjoyed camping with family and friends.

Carolyn is survived by two daughters, Dianna Ragon, of Jacksonville, Fla. and Roberta (Paul) McKnight, of Wabash; one sister, Bonnie Law, of Virginia; fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sons, William Freital, Jr. and Robert Freital and two daughters, Anna Graham and Tamra Freital.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash, with Tom McKnight officiating. 

Friends and family may call two hours prior to the funeral service starting at 4 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Preferred memorials are to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Ronald McDonald House at Riley Hospital.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at

Posted on 2021 Jan 11