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Linda, Rena, Leroy and Randy,
You all have my sympathy in the loss of your father. I remember him from
the mid 70's and he was one of those rare quiet hard working fellows that
was unchanged over time. His toils in his Iris Farm and it's yearly beauty,
slowly were taken for granted by us locals. It was the annual spring sign
that winter was finally over, and what became the beautiful normal for us
will forever be missed.
As we all have grown older, I

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Posted by: Jeff Horrall    Feb 15, 2014

My prayers and thoughts go out to a great man, father, and his family. He has left some huge shoes to fill. We have all been blessed just by knowing him.

Posted by: Linda Coble Braundmeier - Edwardsville, IL - Friend of family   Feb 12, 2014

Leroy and family - My heart goes out to you all. I will always remember The Iris Man and his kindness to me and my little daughter as he let her pick a free "bulb" to have for her own. I especially enjoyed all the clippings and photos that lined his shed, he had so many stories. He touched so many souls with his welcoming heart and his lovely flowers.

Posted by: Pam Leap    Feb 12, 2014

My prayers are with all your family.

Posted by: Mark Ivey - Lafayette, IN - Friend   Feb 11, 2014

Brenda and Jeff,
It's a small world as I was not aware that Mr. Carey was your Grandfather. What a beautiful obituary honoring his life! I visited his Iris Farm for several years when I first moved to your in-laws' neighborhood and purchased several varieties of his irises. Unfortunately, I didn't have his green thumb and only 2 varieties continue to bloom each year. One is located by my driveway between the street and sidewalk and the other is in my

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Posted by: Linda Hainje-Braman - Lafayette, IN   Feb 11, 2014

What a well written article on his life...thoughts and prayers with the's never easy loosing a loved one, but thank God he lived a long fullfilling life. Always be thinking of the Carey family during these months, i know its not easy.

Posted by: April Patterson - Lafayette, IN - Friend   Feb 11, 2014

Rest in Peace Marine

Posted by: Jon E Stumpf - Boerne, TX - A cousin   Feb 11, 2014

Our prayers to all the family.

Posted by: Amy Wilcox - Crawfordsville, IN - Friend   Feb 10, 2014