Carrie Elaine Couch, 35 year old Grove resident passed away on Friday, March 20, 2018 at her home with her family by her side.

Carrie was born on November 16, 1982 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Connie Shepperd. Carrie attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a degree in Early Elementary Education. While at OSU, Carrie met the love of her life, Ricky Couch. They were married in Stillwater on June 11, 2005. Carrie was an early childhood teacher at several schools, but spent the majority of her teaching career at Turkey Ford.

Carrie enjoyed meeting people and making lots of friends. She had a nonstop smile that was infectious. Carrie loved to watch her boys play ball. Taking the boys to games and practices kept Carrie busy. She was very active in several non-profit groups, raising funds for breast cancer awareness and research. Carrie was a member of Three Rivers Presbyterian. She was active in her church and an integral part of the church family.

Carrie was preceded in death by her mother, Connie Shepperd and her grandmother, Geneva Maxine Shepperd.

Carrie is survived by her husband, Ricky Couch of the home; two sons, Brody Couch and Cooper Couch of the home; one brother, Jonathan McFarland and wife Kristina of Easton, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Rebecca McGee and husband Ryan of Edmond, Okla., and Miriam McFarland of Union City, Okla.; five nieces; two nephews; and a host of friends and family.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 23, 2018 at Three Rivers Presbyterian Church in Grove.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Grove, Reverend Mark Kuiper to officiate. Elder Bo Byers will deliver the eulogy. Serving the family as casket bearers will be Jonathan McFarland, Ryan McGee, Jason Couch, Dustin Matthews, Rusty Rumley, and Scotty Gay. Honorary casket bearers will be Jason Sheffield, Jake Allen, Travis Bacon, Justin Chizmar and Clayton Baker. Interment will follow at Olympus North Cemetery in Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Carrie’s sons’ scholarship fund at First National Bank, in Grove.

Notes of encouragement for the family may be left on Carrie’s Tribute Page at                                                      www.brown-winters.com

Services are under the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Miami.