Carolyn Peterson, 66, of Mason, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Old Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Association or Sarah Bush Hospice. Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood, is in charge of the arrangements.
Carolyn was born on Sept. 10, 1947, in Effingham, the daughter of Clarence and Lucille (Murphy) Painter.
She married Billie Lee Peterson on Aug. 12, 1967, at Mason Christian Church, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 2007.
She worked as a cap assembler at Herf Jones in Champaign for several years. She was a member of the Mansfield American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning vegetables and being with her grandchildren.
Carolyn is survived by her mother, Lucille (Murphy) Painter; fiance, Joe Henderson of Mason; three sons, Ronnie Peterson (fiance Michele) of Champaign, Dale Peterson (wife Susan) of Mansfield, and Joey Henderson (wife Pam) of Camargo; daughter, Lisa O’ Leary (husband Jim) of Mason; brother, Gary Painter (wife Glenda) of Effingham; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father.
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