Carrie S. Reinking

  • Born: August 20, 1954
  • Died: October 2, 2021
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Carrie Sue Reinking, 67, of Indianapolis passed away October 2, 2021. She was born August 20, 1954, in Beech Grove, Indiana to Harold and Rose Reinking. She was a graduate of Southport High School and went on to study at Butler University where she earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1976 and a master's degree.

Following graduation, Carrie taught school for 3 years at the American Embassy in Kuwait and had the privilege of traveling to France, England and throughout the Middle East. Her experiences of the cultures and foods from her travels greatly enriched her life and were some of her most cherished memories. Early in her career, Carrie also taught at Central Catholic Schools. She then moved to Indianapolis Public Schools where she worked for over 25 years, spending time teaching, as a teacher monitor, as a Title 1 compliance interventionist and as a supplemental educational services facilitator. More recently she spent five years with Perry Township Schools where she was a computer lab assistant and ISTEP remediator.

Carrie was passionate about teaching and throughout her teaching career received many prestigious honors. She received the 2017 Humanitarian Awards Banquet Ambassador's Award while at Perry Township Schools. While with IPS she was a proud recipient of the IPL Golden Apple Award.

Carrie enjoyed knitting and quilting and loved communicating with people on Facebook and Twitter. Anyone who knew her though would say outside of the classroom her greatest passion was her love of dogs. For Carrie's extraordinary dedication to and love for dogs the Humane Society of Indianapolis appointed her to the Council of the Sixth Day Guardians in 1997. She had many dogs in her lifetime, spending her last few years at home with her golden retriever, Bella.

She is survived by her two sisters, Anna M. Williamson and Linda D. Huffman, her brother, Michael J. Reinking, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold H. Reinking and Rose B. Reinking, and her brother, David A. Reinking.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, October 8 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 8300 Rahke Rd. Indianapolis, 46217. Graveside services are private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Franciscan Hospice House (Southside Indianapolis, IN) or the Humane Society of Indianapolis. Final arrangements entrusted to Singleton and St. Pierre Funeral and Cremation Services.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So very sorry! Carrie and I taught across the hall from each other at school #81. She was a dedicated teacher and I enjoyed working with her. She was a master teacher!

Posted by Bonnie Steffey - Pittsboro, IN - Friend   October 13, 2021

Carrie was a sweet lady that I worked with at Clintong Young. I enjoyed talking and eating lunch with her. She was a wise women with such a big heart. She would do anything for anyone, especially her students. I will cherish the special gift she gave me, a vintage ceramic Christmas tree. It is one of a kind, just like Carrie.

Posted by Dana Walkosak    October 08, 2021

Carrie was a very special sister, to Anna,my best friend of 52 plus years. She was loved and thought of dearly. The angels are singing in heaven, where they have taken her home. A space has been saved for her by the throne. She'll still be teaching and be caring too. Here on earth Carrie, we will be missing you.

Posted by Sherry davis - Connelly Springs, NC - Friend   October 07, 2021

Thinking of you with love and Anna and her family too. So loved were you. God chose to take you home, no more pain, only happiness will remain. Heaven is where we will see her again. You've been made well again. You'll see those in your family who have gone on before. We will miss you forever more. Another angel has won her wings. Today heaven's choir will sing. A sister's love is most dear. We will miss you, Carrie from down here.

Posted by Sherry and Ron davis - Connelly Springs,, NC - Friend   October 07, 2021

Prayers for Carrie's family. What a talented lady and a dedicated teacher in the Lilly Fellowship family. She will be greatly missed by the school, students and friends.

Posted by Glenda Ferguson, Lilly Fellow - Other   October 05, 2021

I was blessed to work with Carrie at IPS #61. Many wonderful memories. Heartfelt prayers to her family.

Posted by Lee Ann Kwiatkowski - Work   October 05, 2021

Carrie was a wonderful friend. I saw her last on June 8. I cut her hair in her driveway. I´m so sorry.

Posted by Roy jones - Family   October 05, 2021


We were very blessed to have Carrie in our lives. She made an enormous impact in my sons life while at IPS #81. We continued as friends and doggie pals for years. She will always remain with us through many wonderful memories we shared.

Posted by Deborah Thompson - Nashville, IN - Friend   October 04, 2021

Carrie was a generous spirit! I worked with her at Clinton Young Elementary. She knitted hats and scarves and gifts for different groups in our school. She supported teachers and staff with positive input and thoughts. I could go on and on. She was a blessing and a joy! Prayers for her family and friends at this time.

Posted by Paula Peterson    October 04, 2021

I was lucky enough to meet Carrie at School 81 early in our careers. I reconnected with her through mutual friends and enjoyed having lunches with all of them. She will be missed by all of us.

Posted by Margi Higgs - Friend   October 04, 2021


Carrie was a dear friend to me for many years. Beginning at Central Catholic where we first met and taught together for 5years. Then in IPS for many more years together. Her dry sense of humor was a thing of beauty. Carrie was an amazing teacher, but mostly a kind soul who will be missed. I was blessed to have known her.

Posted by Clare Rich - Greenwood, IN - Friend   October 04, 2021

So sad! I had the privilege of working with Carrie at IPS 61. She was willing to work to meet the needs of each child.

Posted by Chris Grissom - Friend   October 04, 2021

I worked with Carrie in IPS at #31. She was a great cheerleader for us teachers! She was always smiling and very positive. Prayers to her family.

Posted by laura hughes - indianapolis, IN   October 04, 2021

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