Emily Carol (Smith) Scarpone

Born: Sat., Oct. 10, 1931
Died: Thu., Apr. 6, 2017


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 29, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 29, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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EMILY CAROL (SMITH) SCARPONE, Oct. 10, 1931 – Apr. 6, 2017

Born and raised in Robinson Carol was the only child on Vic and Aggie Smith.  An alum of Robinson High School Carol graduated from Stevens College Missouri in 1951 and began work at the Paris Beacon News newspaper. There she met her future husband Sam who was playing minor league baseball on The Paris Lakers. They were married in Robinson April 1956. Settling in Springfield Ill. Carol soon had her hands full managing a home with three young sons. Leaving dear friends behind the couple moved to Deerfield Ill. in 1966. Carol soon made new lifelong friends enjoying tennis, bridge, school functions and the DAR. In 1981 Carol and Sam returned to Robinson assuming ownership of her family legacy The Argus Printing House and newspaper. As distaff editor Carol was excited to return to her roots as a writer and publishing the paper each week until they retired in 2003. Aside from her work at the Argus Carol was passionate about history and genealogy through the Crawford County Museum and The DAR in which she held various offices including her chapters' Regent. Carol and Sam were active members of St. Mary's Episcopal Church until moving to assisted living in Indianapolis where Alzheimer’s claimed her life. Her mind is now clear and she is at peace with the Lord.

Carol is survived by her husband of 61 years Sam, her sons Vic (Dona), Samuel Bradley, Greg (Laura), Grandsons Sammy and Vic, Granddaughters Jessy, Maddie and Anna.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of service.

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sue jones
   Posted Thu April 06, 2017
Sorry to hear about Carol.
Remember one time on a busy Monday morning. I was typing away at all the articles put in my box. Sam saw I was at work and started telling me of what he wanted first, then next, then we had printing jobs to type up etc. etc. Carol would hear him talking and talking and she's holler back from her desk. "Sam, go do something! leave Sue alone, and let her get her work done!! So he'd turn around and go to the back to find something to do. Sure do miss working there, always something going on. I miss Sam and Carol. Wish you well Sam.

Brenda Rains
   Posted Sat April 08, 2017
Sam and Family,
So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. We miss seeing you, Sam, at St Mary's Episcopal Church. Be strong, and may God grant you Peace.

The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. -- Numbers 6:25

Peace and love, Brenda

Sarah Helvie Alexander
   Posted Sat April 08, 2017
Sorry to hear of DAR Daughter, Carol's, passing. She was an influential DAR member of the James Halstead DAR Chapter and will be missed. In our thoughts and prayers....

Rhiannon Flynn
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Rhiannon Flynn - Bickford of Greenwood.

Carol is truly missed by everyone at Bickford. We will be sure to take great care of Sam. Sorry for your loss. Love always, Your Bickford Family.

Ned Jenison
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
We were most fortunate to have Carol on the Beacon-News editorial staff - and so was her future husband Sam, or they might never have met. The Beacon is gone, so is the Argus, and now also Carol. Sorry for our loss.

Yvonne (Guyer) Newlin
   Posted Sat April 29, 2017
Sam & family ---- So sorry in your loss. I have wonderful memories of laughter with you and Carol. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Yvonne

Bridget (Howe) Rhoads
   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
Sam and family,

I remember so fondly the times we had at St Mary's and what a wonderful friend both of you were to my mother.

Kim C. Cox
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
Dear Sam and family,
My deepest sympathy for Carol's loss. I always enjoyed talking with both of you at the Argus. Carol reminded me so much of her mother, Aggie. I miss her, and Vic, too. I also miss the news and historical stories of their family's newspaper, the late, great Robinson Argus.
Sincerely, Kim C. Cox

Betty Anderson Olson
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Dear Sam:
Betty Anderson Olson is "thinking of you. Lives in Illinois. Remembering our days at Duraclean. And thinking of our unfinished business."
I am a cousin of Betty's and am posting this on her behalf as she does not have online access. I am happy to relay any message to her on your behalf. - Meridith

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