Mt. Vernon Register-News

June 17, 2014

Carolyn Kelton

The Register-News

---- — Carolyn Joan “Jo” Kelton, age 83, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 4:21 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Dyersburg, Tenn.

Carolyn was born in Marion on Dec. 21, 1930, the daughter of Joseph Howard and Ruby Jane (Schafer) Murrow. She married Billie Blue Kelton on June 21, 1947. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2012.

Mrs. Kelton was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Ann Wilbanks of Dyersburg, Tenn.; son, William Joe Kelton and wife Marsha of Mt. Vernon; son, Kevin Kelton and wife Melanie of Ina; brother, Howard “Bud” Murrow of Marion; five grandchildren, David and Emily Wilbanks, Jennifer Kelton, Dustin Kelton and Mirranda and Jada Breeze and Crystal Green; and seven great-grandchildren, Tyler and Shelby Wilbanks, Conner and Rianna Clifton, Makenzie Kelton, Kaitlyn Green and Lilianna Nunez

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, John Randall Murrow; and two sisters, Mary Ida Franklin and Betty Ruth Follis.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion with Tim Coonce officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home will be assisting the family with arrangements.

For those who prefer memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available during the service at the cemetery or by mail to Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959.

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