|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2008|
Florence Ilene Carey
MATTOON - Florence Ilene Carey, age 79, of Mattoon, passed away 2:33 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Dennis Kollross officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 4:45 p.m. Mrs. Carey was born September 26, 1928 at Jefferson City, Missouri, a daughter of Lawrence and Katherine (Baker) Grieshammer. She married Burnace "Gene" Carey June 12, 1946 at Jefferson City, Missouri. He preceded her in death August 31, 2004. Surviving are her children, Joyce and Amos Townley, Dennis and Theresa Carey and Kathy and Jerry Weber all of Mattoon and Terry and Vicki Carey of Windsor. She also leaves a brother, Lawrence Grieshammer of Mattoon; two sisters, Katherine Miller of California, Missouri and Jeanette Bova of Golden Eagle, Illinois; and sister-in-law Mildred Grieshammer of Jefferson City, Missouri. Also surviving are grandchildren, Mark Townley, Jamie McDowell, Michael, Dustin, Destiny, Alec and Shawn Carey, Amber and Bob O'Dell, Renee Long, Brianna Weber, Autumn Nick and Angela and Josh Hernandez; and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Mrs. Carey was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and the Women of the Moose. She retired as a bookkeeper with Shafer Wholesale. Florence enjoyed flower gardening and walking. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To share a memory or light a virtual candle, please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com.
Published in the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier on 1/16/2008
Created by: Patricia (Jackson) Hudso...
Record added: Jan 18, 2008
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