Carole J. Elko of Nanticoke passed away Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Nanticoke, she was the daughter of Agnes Surgant Shumway and the late Albert Shumway.
Carole was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and Wilkes-Barre Business College.
She was a lover of animals and music and an avid doll collector.
In her younger years, she was a singer and dancer performing on stage in Atlantic City, as well as on the radio.
Carole was preceded in death by her husband, John.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her children, Charles Waligun Jr., Shavertown; Joanna Waligun, Mocanaqua; and Joseph Waligun, Collegeville; and grandchildren, Amanda, Rachael, Blaise, Chase, Jaggar, Kaitlyn, Ava and Juliana.
Private funeral services were held from Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Luzerne County SPCA, Plains Township.