M. CAROLYN (PRICKETT) GUTMAN of Fort Wayne, 79, United Methodist laywoman and leader in both the Fort Wayne community and former North Indiana Conference, died Sunday, November 20, 2011. In the church, she served in several leadership roles culminating as the first chairwomen of the former NIC Council on Finance and Administration. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2417 Getz Road in Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Survivors include: husband, Phillip E. Gutman, Sr.; son, Phillip E. Gutman Jr. (wife Laura); daughter, Gretchen K. Gutman (husband George Angelone); and son, Kurt A. Gutman (wife Carrie); and grandchildren, Jaclyn, Phillip III, Andrew, Kathryn, Emily and D. Joseph. Memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of IPFW or Aldersgate United Methodist Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.mccombandsons.com.