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Anna Mae “Ann” Carnock

Birth Date: April 10, 1933
Death Date: March 7, 2017

Anna Mae “Ann” Carnock, 83, of Decatur passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Fair Havens Christian Home.
Ann was born on April 10, 1933 in Canton, OH the daughter of Harry F. and Elma M. (Chapple) Werren. She was a member of Central Christian Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Kiwanians, and American Business Women’s Association. She was retired from A.E. Staley Manufacturing after 30 years of service. She also worked part time after retirement for the State Representative’s office. She enjoyed knitting, quilting and spoiling her grandchildren. She married Charles “Charlie” Carnock on June 10, 1956 in Decatur. He preceded her in death on September 27, 1997.
Surviving are her son, Dave Carnock (Mary Ann) of Ankeny, IA; daughter, Cheryl Zollinger (David) of Decatur; brother, Harry Thomas “Tom” Werren (Linda) of Warrensburg; grandchildren, Christen McLeod(Clint) of Assumption; Jacob Charles Carnock of Ankeny, IA; great-grandchildren, Calvin McLeod and Charlee McLeod.
She was preceded in death by her spouse and her parents, step-mother, Peg Werren and great-grandchild, Cobe James McLeod.
Funeral service to celebrate Ann’s life will be 10 AM Monday, March13, 2017 in Central Christian Church. Burial will be in Harristown Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Central Christian Church or NICU at HSHS St. John’s Hospital for Children.
The family of Ann Carnock is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Funeral Service
March 13, 2017
10:00 am
Central Christian Church
.650 West William Street Decatur, IL 62522
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  1. Cheryl, Dave and Families, Sure sorry to hear of your mom's illness and passing. We have fond memories of her from the neighborhood on Ridgeway and from "the firehouse" over the years. She really "showed up" in all her life roles and provided an excellent role model for young women. She will be missed by many!

    Mindy (Krause) Bogart
    Betty Krause and Cheryl (Krause) Richardson

  2. I love/loved this lady. I am SO blessed that we had each other in our lives. I got to watch her family grow…sorry I have not met her great grandchildren,but I know she loved her grandchildren,so,I'm sure they were surrounded with her love. What a lady!I have so many good memories of this family. Wishing you peace.

  3. Cheryl and Dave, we are so sorry to read of the passing of your Mother, Cheryl. Sherry and Phil Wiant. God Bless you all

  4. Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a great neighbor down the street at
    Ridgeway Drive. Also, a friend and a great boss in the Benefits Dept. at Staley's.
    Sherry and Dave, we will be praying for you and your family through this difficult time.
    God Bless! Clara Barr, Carol, Don and Jan.

  5. Sorry to hear of the passing of Ann. She was a great neighbor, friend, and my boss at
    A.E.Staley Company. My prayer goes out to Sherry and Dave and the family. God Bless.
    Clara Barr

  6. Cheryl, Rob and I were so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know you said she was suffering, and that is never easy to watch. Sending love and prayers.
    Rob and Rhonda Whicker

  7. I was fortunate enough to have worked in the Employee Benefits Department with Ann at Staley's. My first impression was "wow, this is a classy lady". Over the years I came to know Ann as a kind and caring person. She always had a smile on her face and had nothing but good to say about everybody. My sincere condolences to her family. Annie will be missed not only by her family, but by those of us who called her friend.

    Nopie McEvoy

  8. Your Mother, Ann and I became friends many years ago at A.E Staley, we shared the same office space. Ann and Charlie both were long time friends that we did not see often however our friendship remained strong. I started missing Ann's Christmas letter that arrived every Christmas in my mail box, I no longer had her ph# and mine had changed as well. Ann and Charlie were a great couple and are together again! I smile with tears as I go back through my memories of them. I send my love and condolences from a distance to Ann's family, I know how much she loved you all. May God Bless and keep you all in peace at this sad time. Sincerely, Ginnie Moody

  9. Your mother, Ann, was an amazing lady, and we feel privileged to have known her. We know she will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Steve & Cheryl Bingamon

  10. my deepest sympathy to Ann's family. May the memories of better times crowd out those of sad ones. Ann was a beautiful lady and a joy to know. Ann and Charlie were friends of my husband George(Bill) Seaman and his brother Jr.( or Vernon) and myself.
    Anna Seaman

  11. Your mom was a sweetheart. I remember the many times she drove the South Shores boys to Eisenhower for football practice.
    It was nice to visit with her and you Cheryl when she was at Imboden last year.
    Our best to you and Dave and your families.

    Steve & Debbie Raupp

  12. Ann was the second person I reported to at Staley. When I first started I was very nervous answering the telephone for the Employee Benefits Dept. The same guy would call just about every day for Ann. In her absence I would answer her phone. When I told him Ann was away from her desk, he would leave his name and number and asked her to call back. So I would leave messages to call "Harold Man" or "Earl Man" with her home phone number. She let this go on for awhile until finally one day she told me "Gary that's Charlie calling and he's saying have her call her old man!" I was so embarrassed but after I got over the shock I laughed so hard I cried. She was a great boss. I'm going to miss her dearly.

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