Mt. Vernon Register-News

December 31, 2012

Carolyn Grob


MT. VERNON — — Carolyn S. Grob, 76, of East Alton, died at 2:56 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at her home with her family around her.

She was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Jefferson County, to the late Ralph and Edith Dudley, Sr.

On Sept. 20, 1952, she and Gilbert W. Grob were married in Jefferson County. He preceded her in death on March 17, 1999.

Carolyn worked for Roxana School District and later retired from the Wood River Township Hospital. She was a founding member of Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in South Roxana.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rocky and Becky Grob of South Roxana; a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Dale Fensterman of East Alton; four grandchildren, Heather (Kyle) Leach, Melissa (Silas) Cox, Alyssa Grob and Nate Grob; four great- grandchildren, Ethan Cherry, Hailey Leach, Marley Leach and Wyatt Cox; two brothers, Dale (Dana) Dudley of Mt. Vernon and Ralph Dudley Jr. of Rosewood Heights; and her special baby, “Gibby”.

Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Paynic Home for Funerals.  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. David Malone officiating. Burial will follow at Wanda Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association or American Stroke Association.

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