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Carol S. Whittington

Birth Date: July 28, 1949
Death Date: September 23, 2017

Carol Sue Whittington, 68, of Decatur passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Carol was born on July 28, 1949 in Decatur the daughter of Bobby and Mary Fern (McArthy) Krohn. She was a member of New Beginnings Church of God, worked at the Holiday Inn and later retired from ADM. She enjoyed the outdoors, reading and writing books. She loved her church family and playing with her grandchildren. She married Michael G. Whittington on March 15, 1969 in Macon.
Surviving are her husband, son, Michael “Craig” Whittington of Decatur; daughters, Denise Whittington-Noel (Jeffrey) of St. Louis, MO; Kristin Whittington-Wilson of Decatur; sisters, Judith Webb (David) of Decatur; Penny McLean of Peoria; Debbie Williams (Phil) of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Brandon Noel, Devin Barr, Haylee Wilson, Kayla Wilson, Olivia Wilson, Lily Wilson, and Ella Wilson; brother-in-law, Patrick Whittington; sisters-in-law, Cathy Thomas and Connie Kopp; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the nursing staff at DMH.
Service to Celebrate Carol’s life will be 10 AM Friday, September 29, 2017 in New Beginning Church of God with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Thursday in the church. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Melanoma Research Foundation more specifically ocular melanoma.
The family of Carol Sue Whittington is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences to the family at

Video Tribute for Carol Sue Whittington:

September 28, 2017
5:00 pm
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New Beginnings Church of God
2606 Rt 121 NW Decatur, IL 62526
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Funeral Service
September 29, 2017
10:00 am
New Beginnings Church of God
2606 Rt 121 NW Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. So sorry to hear of losing a classmate from SDHS Class of 1967. Prayers are with the family during this time. Janet Pierson Myers, Decatur

  2. She was truely a servant of God, and was the most honest person ever! I am so glad her sister Debbie called her old buddies and we all got to visit her and reminisce! She remembered everything from 40 years ago. We both started at the Holiday Inn in 1976! Friday nights at catol's were SO much fun!!

  3. Carol was one of the nicest, most sincere people I've known. In the past twenty years or so, I haven't been in close contact with her, but these few weeks of reconnecting were so precious. I will treasure them, and I thank God for them.

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