Carole Bause

Obituary of Carole Bause

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Carole Jean {Waite} Bause, 81, of Independence, KY, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood. The daughter of the late Wayne and Ethel {Ruff} Waite, Carole was born in Cincinnati, OH, on March 29, 1942. She was a graduate of Christ Hospital School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse, working 40 years at various hospitals and nursing homes including Kings Daughters Hospital (Shelbyville, KY), Otto C. Epp Hospital (Kenwood, OH) and VNA (Porter County, IN). She married the love of her life, Jerry Bause, on September 7, 1963.


Carole was preceded in death by her birth mother, Ethel Waite; father Wayne Waite; mother Pauline {Shaffer} {Waite} Zile; stepfather James Zile; son Jeffrey Scott Bause; and sister Patricia Long.

She will be deeply missed by her husband of 60 years, Jerry Bause; daughter Michelle (Jeff) Beagle; grandchildren Shae Beagle and Kylie Beagle; sister Deborah (Lonnie) Carter; and numerous nieces, nephews, great, and great-great-nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Carole had a profound love for people; she held strong friendships over the years and knew no stranger. She enjoyed driving, whether it was a short trip or long, cooking, fishing, meals with family, conversing with people, picnic lunches in the park, singing, and contributed to multiple charities.  She spent many years boating, including annual full family vacations to Lake Cumberland, pulling water-skiers, and tubers, almost endlessly.  She was also known for making the best darn sausage gravy and biscuits.  Most of all, she cherished time spent with family.

A visitation will take place between 1 PM and 4 PM on Sunday, February 4th at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. For directions, to view the life tribute video, or to share an online condolence please visit the corresponding tabs on this page.


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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 4, 2024
Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home - Independence Location
11382 Madison Pike
Independence, Kentucky, United States
(859) 344-5000
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Carole Bause

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Carole Bause

1942 - 2024

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