Caroline Wagner Krebs, 83, died Aug. 27, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Caroline lived a full and adventurous life. She was professor of history and political science, first at Eastern Kentucky University then at Bellarmine College. She was on the board of directors of New Directions Housing Corp., serving as acting director for a short period. She was associate editor at The Louisville Courier-Journal, then moved to New York where she developed a peace education program that was accepted by the United Nations General Assembly.
She went on to be publisher of an international media guide and magazine. For 18 wonderful years, she was the proprietor of Salmagundi Books in Cold Spring, New York. She returned to Louisville in 2004. Never content to sit on the sidelines, she volunteered with The World Affairs Council, the St. William-St. Vincent de Paul Conference and Louisville Public Media. She was honored to receive a Bell Award in 2007 for her volunteer work. Caroline loved to travel and always kept up with international events. But the true loves of her life were her five children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eleanor Guerin Wagner and Charles E. Wagner; sister, Anne Wagner Ely, her son, Thomas Gregory Krebs Jr., and former husband Thomas Gregory Krebs Sr.
She is survived by her four daughters, Marie Krebs O’Neil (Jon), Dorothy Krebs Sarro, Theresa Krebs (Rich), Charlotte Krebs-Holtz (Quentin); four grandchildren: Jonah O’Neil, Flannery O’Neil, Thaedra O’Neil and Tristan Krebs; two great-grandchildren; and by her sister Ellen Wagner Healey and brother Charles G. Wagner.
Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at St. William Catholic Church, 1226 W. Oak St., Louisville, Kentucky, with burial at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Kentucky.
Donations in her honor may be made to the Louisville chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or Louisville Public Media.
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