Betty E. Carroll (nee Williams), 78, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet.
She is survived by a daughter, Vicki (George) Chambers of Diamond; a son, James (Donna) Carroll of Crest Hill; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Christopher) Patterson of Lakeland, Fla., Michael (Angela) Chambers of Carbon Hill, Jeffrey (fiancé Briana Armes) Carroll of Crest Hill and Nichole (fiancé Matt Steen) Carroll; great-grandchildren, Liam Patterson, Mia Chambers, Ethan Nelson, Krystoffer Armes and one on the way, due in August; sister, Judith Cash of Sesser; sisters-in-law, Marie Carroll and Jeanine Williams; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 36 years James J. Carroll; a grandson, Gerald Carroll; her parents, John and Betty (nee Winemiller) Williams; a sister, Mary Katherine Williams; and two brothers, Ronald Williams and Michael Williams.
She was born in Mt. Vernon. She retired from Joliet Junior College and Joliet Renaissance Center and a member of Grace United Methodist Church and former member of Messiah Lutheran Church.
She adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, being around people and was a ‘social butterfly’.
Funeral services will be held at noon today at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road, Joliet. Graveside services at Old Union Cemetery, Mt. Vernon will be held at 1 p.m. Monday.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services at noon today.
Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or to a children’s charity of the donor’s choice will be appreciated.
For information, please call Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home at (815)744-0022.