Dr. Carol Lunney

Published 6:19 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dr. Carol Lunney


Dr. Carol Lunney, 76, died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by family February 10, 2020 at her home in Danville. She was born February 26, 1943 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to the late Victor Herbert and Bernice Victoria Leiter Muckenhirn. She was a Counselor in Family Therapy at Beaumont Behavioral Health in Lexington. She is predeceased by her granddaughter, Steffanie Michelle Harris.

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Carol grew up in Minneapolis, where she attended Academy of the Holy Angels for high school, and studied at the University of Nebraska and University of California-Berkeley before completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota. She earned a Masters degree from C.W. Post of Long Island University, and a PhD in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. During this time she raised one daughter and two sons and worked at Centre College first as a career counselor, then Director of Career Counseling, then teaching faculty.

Carol was active in the Ss. Peter & Paul church community and played organ there and other area Catholic churches for several decades. She loved to ski and spend time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jerry Lunney; a daughter, Colleen Marie Lunney Harris; two sons, Michael (Cynthia) Lunney and Peter Tigger (Alyssa Folin) Lunney; one sister, Mary Ellen (Donald) Wishart; and six grandchildren, Christina Marie Harris, Regina Lynn (JC) Swaney, Timothy Daniel Lunney, Rachael “Ray” Elizabeth Lunney, Kira Margaret Folin Lunney and Jacob Seamus Folin Lunney.

The funeral mass will be 10 am, Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Ss. Peter and Paul. Father Anthony McLaughlin, JCD will officiate the service. Visitation will be 6 pm – 8pm, Friday, February 14, 2020 at Ss. Peter and Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Ss. Peter and Paul, St. Jude Hospital, or the Salvation Army. The online guestbook is available at www.stithcares.com