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Carol A. Freer

d. May 2, 2018

Carol A. Freer, age 75, of Sherman, passed away surrounded by her family, on May 2, 2018 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg.

She was born on September 27, 1942 in Athens, IL, the daughter of Charles and Gladys Ferguson Walkup.

She is survived by her husband Lynn; children, Lori (Don) Richardson of Athens, Les (Margaret) Freer of Auburn, Thomas (Deidre) Freer of Athens; Lynn Jr. (Barb) Freer of Mt. Pulaski, and Paul Freer of Davenport, IA; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; siblings, James (Beth) Glenn of Mineral, CA, Sharon (Pete) Nance of Greenview, and Terry Glenn of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents Charles Walkup and Gladys L. & Clarence Glenn.

She worked for Freers’ Processing Plant, State of Illinois Department of Rehabilitation, and as a medical transcriptionist for Physicians Group, Ripon Hospital, and Mason District Hospital.

Carol had a strong Catholic faith and was a member of St. John Vianney Church.

She was hard working and took pride in all she did throughout her life.  Carol was dedicated to her family and loved all of her grandchildren with her whole heart.  She loved music and enjoyed playing the accordion.  She also loved shopping, especially for her family.  Carol will always be known for being the best person to wake you up in the mornings.

A visitation for Carol will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 9:00 until time of funeral mass at 10:00 AM at St. John Vianney Church in Sherman with Father George Nellikunnel officiating.

Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials can be given to Sunny Acres Nursing Home or St. John Vianney Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. It saddens me to hear the passing of Carol, to all of her family, I send my deepest sympathy. Hugs and love to all.

  2. Lynn, Barb, Hannah and Michael, my thoughts and prayers are with you following your loss. God bless you all

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. We are so sorry to hear about Carol what a wonderful woman Sorry for your loss Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. We are so sorry to hear about her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  6. I am so sorry to hear about Carol’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  7. So sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful person to work with at the hospital and always a joy to talk to. Always had a smile on her face and made you feel welcome. She always talked about family and had stories to tell. Prayers and condolences to all the family.

  8. Lori and family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences to you all.

  9. Lynn and family, so sorry for your loss. Carol was my accordion teacher many, many years ago and I didn’t practice like I should, but she had such patience. Thoughts and Prayers to all!

  10. Lynn, Barb we are so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Long talks, easy laughter, wise advice, quiet comfort, fun together: My wish for you is to enjoy the great memories that you have of your wife, your mom, your sister, your grandmother. Carol spent her life making these memories come alive and now they are yours. They are yours to use and enjoy in your own lives. My sympathy and condolences to your family on the loss of Carol in the present and my wish for all of you that you let the memories given to you by Carol strengthen your futures.

  12. I am so sorry to hear that Carol has passed. She was a positive influence for me as a teen when you lived above the store. Keeping you in my prayers.

  13. So sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. Such a sweet, caring person. She will be missed. Condolences to all.

  14. Lynn and Barb – So sorry to hear that your mother has passed. We are praying for your family.

  15. Jeff and Jenny, I am sorry to hear of your aunt’s death. As time goes my wish for is to have some wonderful memories that will comfort you during your time of grief…thoughts and prayers…Jackie

  16. To Lynn and the Freer family,sorry to read of the loss of your beloved wife and Mother.Prayers and thoughts to all of you during this hard time.

  17. Lynn and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  18. God has welcomed your mom with open arms. I know how much you will miss her, cause no body can love ya like a mom! I will pray for your family as you grieve her loss, but remember to celebrate the faith that has taken her home.

  19. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Carol was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed working with her many years ago. Praying for your family. I hope you take to relish all the wonderful memories you have of her.

  20. I want to express my heart felt sympathy to your family on the loss of Carol. Her smile lit up the room. She had faith to always see the good in any situation. Her positive attitude spoke volumes about her life. You should always be proud of her love for your family and friends.

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