---- — Claribel Noel, 98, Kokomo, passed away at 1 p.m. on March 19, 2014, at Waterford Place Health Campus, where she was recovering from a fall. She was born on Feb. 2, 1916, in Orange County, to Harry D. and Asta Rae (Temple) Porter. Claribel married Joseph A. Noel, who preceded her in death.
Claribel was a 1933 graduate of French Lick High School and received a teaching degree from Indiana University. She was a former member of the Kokomo Country Club. Her hobbies included bowling, bridge clubs, sewing, needlework and caring for her yard and its many flower beds.
Survivors include son, Joseph P. Noel (Kay); four grandchildren, Mary Beth Hagen (Jeff), Laura Jo Spencer (Gary), Katherine J. Noel (Mark Hollingsworth) and Karen J. Noel (Nikki); and four great-grandchildren, Kendall Hagen, Cameron Hagen, Michael Howard and Charlotte Jo Noel.
Private graveside services were held in French Lick.
Stout & Son Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stoutandson.com.