My Dear Friend Carol...You willbe missed so much. I have so many, many memories that I will always treasure. Rest in peace. You will bring sunshine and grace to Heaven, you were such a joy on earth. Love You, Cathy
Carol was like a mother to me growing up in Staunton. I have so many fond memories of her giving Goose and I a hug and a kiss (and a wink) and telling us to stay out of trouble as we left the house on many a Saturday nights. Carol was also like a sister to my mom. Words cannot describe the bond that they shared and the epitome of true frienship that one can only hope for in this lifetime.
Always nice, always pleasant, always nice to be with.
A very fine person who will be missed by many.
Carol and I were both Staunton High School 1963 graduates. I became reacquainted with her through Facebook and we shared our love of animals and the wonders and pangs of aging. She contributed to my column in the Staunton Star Times Remembering Staunton, telling about her dad's war service and she and her mom's arrival in the US from England. She was a grand person, someone I was happy to have known for fifty years. She will be missed and always remembered with great fondness by her classmates.
Dear Family, Carol was such an inspiration to me. When she directed her smile my way I knew all was well on earth. What a truly beautiful woman. Stay strong, and keep on keeping on.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Our Deepest Sympathy. May she rest in peace.
To a dear friend and classmate,
Our times on this earth were fun and exciting! We can only hope the rest of the journey is the same. May you rest in Peace.
I will miss her smiling face when we use to talk on the web cam on Saturdays.
She's been gone from Illinois for many years but never forgetten, nor will she be forgotten now. I miss her so much all ready. I'll miss her strength and courage she has had these last 7 years. She is in a better place now, with no pain or problems and those of us back here will miss her greatly.
Len and Linda
My sweet wonderful Carol, You were there when i took one of my biggest leaps of faith and opened the Beacon Clinic, Inc. You taught me so much, and I am glad we have stayed in touch and remained friends. I will always remember you with the fondest thoughts, My heart goes out to all of your family.
I had just met Carol for the first time up at my mom's house. She and Earl Curtis were visiting along with all of my brothers and their families. I don't remember exactly why we were all there but ... Carol had a little poodle dog and while she and Earl Curtis went out for the evening I volunteered to watch the dog to
"keep it out of trouble". Well..., I was sitting at the table holding the dog when all of a sudden I had a hand full of little poop nuggets. I never imagined that the dog would just poop while sitting on my lap. Needless to say this created a small amount of drama and tons of laughter. When Carol got home and learned of the "accident", she was mortified to say the least. Our friendship survived as well as my hand, and we still laugh about it to this day. I am thankful that I had a chance to know this wonderful woman not only as a member of the family but as a friend.
We are among the lucky ones whose life was touched by this very special lady. We, like so many others, will miss her - but we are ever grateful for having shared her love and friendship.
Carol was as vibrant as the “red” she loved so much. Always a smile; always a beacon of strength and courage; an inspiration to us all. We shall remember your smile and steadfastness when we too must face difficult moments. Earl, Craig and family - our love and thoughts are with you.
Think of hear as living in the hearts of those she touched for nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much.
I so admired Carol. She was a special person. She stayed so strong and positive even through the most difficult times. She was so loved and will be so missed by so many. Rest in peace my friend.
Carol, Rest and peace. You are going to be missed.
Dear Earl Curtis and family,
My oldest memories of Carol were from our employment at the courthouse in Carlinville with your mom from 1966 to 1968. We talked non-stop everyday!!! Of course, we got our job done under your mother's watchful eye, but we had a lot of fun while we worked too!! And, after hours we continued with our fun visiting back and forth between our houses. You were just a teenager then, but we would hear all about you all the time!! We even managed to be pregnant at the same time, so that incited more conversation!!.
Two years ago, Betty got Carol and I together for lunch, then last year, we spent an entire afternoon together at our favorite winery. Betty came along too and I am so thankful that we had that time to share our old memories. Thanks so much to Betty for arranging all of that.
Please accept my sincerest sympathy for your loss.
Friendship has no time limitations.....we were close friends at 21 and still at 66.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.