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Carol L. Conover

d. January 6, 2018

Carol Conover, age 80, of Peoria, formerly of Athens, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Liberty Village in Peoria.

She was born on December 19, 1937 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Roy and Margaret Bruckmann Ramshaw.

Carol married Richard “Dick” LaRue Conover on May 25, 1957 in Springfield, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 2003.  She is also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She is survived by two children, Candice (Thom) Lacy of Peoria, IL and Derrick (Carolyn) Conover of Athens. IL; four grandchildren, Shawn Lacy of Chicago, IL, Michelle Lacy of Peoria, IL, Royce Conover of Athens, Kellie Conover of Lincoln, IL; and one sister, Edith (John) Goldsberry of Springfield, IL.

Carol was a former member St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Petersburg and current member of First Baptist Church in Peoria, Illinois.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 until 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens. Graveside services will be held immediately afterwards at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials can be given to Athens Lions Club or Peoria First Baptist Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  1. Candice & Derrick, please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet lady and I know losing her leaves a big hole in your hearts. You’re in my prayers.

  2. Candice, Derrick & family: I am so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of your mother, and father, at many FRANKLIN functions. I was a programmer the same time your father was at the FRANKLIN. I never worked on any projects with him, but has a lot fun in the company and at functions. Your father went on one go our NASCAR trips with Tom Thompson and Harry Sablotny. I have sent out a note to our FRANKLIN family about your mother. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. I am so sad to see that Carol passed away. She was one in a million. Always smiling and happy! She became a second mom to me and let me tag along with her and her family. So many memories of skating with her and going to New Smyrna beach. Truly one of the best moms I know;) Hugs to Rick and Candy and your families…..I see her smile in both of you. Love to all—Shellie

  4. Seems that time is getting our group. will miss her. I worked with Dick.

  5. Candy, Thom and family,

    So sorry fot the loss of your mom and grandma. Carol was such a sweet, beautiful lady and will be greatly missed. Her love for you will always remain close to your heart. God Bless all of you!


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