Carolyn (Burroughs) Stephens

Born: Mon., Apr. 7, 1941
Died: Mon., Jul. 9, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jul. 12, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Jul. 13, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Carolyn Stephens, age 77 of Robinson, IL and formerly of the Annapolis area, died Monday July 9, 2018 at 5:27 AM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN following a long period of declining health.

Born April 7, 1941 in Cuba, IL she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Hash) Burroughs.  On September 1, 1962 she married Charles “Dean” Stephens and he survives.

Carolyn retired from the Community Unit # 1 School District where she worked as a bus driver for over 40 years.  She was a member of the Hutsonville Christian Church, Hutsonville, IL.  Carolyn and a group of ladies from the Hutsonville area got together as often as time and health would permit to play Canasta.  In earlier years, Carolyn owned and operated a Ceramic Shop and was very active in Arts and Crafts.  After Dean retired, Carolyn and Dean traveled extensively, visiting all but four of the 50 United States.  Lately, she could be found at any event involving her Grandchildren; ball games, cheerleading and so on.

Survivors include her husband, Charles “Dean” Stephens, Robinson, IL; son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Julie Stephens, West Salem, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Andrew Harrison, Robinson, IL; four grandchildren, Allison and Laney Stephens, West Salem, IL, Kaitlyn VanArsdalen, Olney, IL, Tracy Harrison, Robinson, IL;  sister-in-law, VerLea and Ferrel Fox, Seattle WA; a brother-in-law, George Strole, Phoenix, AZ; a nephew, Mark Strole, Mesa, AZ; a niece, Cheryl and Dennis Johnson, Seattle, WA and a niece Karen Strole, Denver, CO.

Preceding her in death were her parents; an infant son, Douglas Stephens in 1966 and a sister, Mrs. Norma J. Strole.

The funeral service will be Friday July 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, IL with Bro. Bill Wilkinson officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday July 12, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, IL.  Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hutsonville First Christian Church or to the Good Samaritan Hospice, Vincennes, IN with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Lois wolfe
   Posted Mon July 09, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Will remember Carolyn as she was in her younger days.

Sharon (Gilbert) Parker
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
So very sorry to hear this sad news. Carolyn was one of my best friends &
Classmates in high school. Sending Love & Prayers to her Family. ❤️🙏🏼✝️👼🏼

Dottie (Freeman) Manuell
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of a dear friend and classmate. I was so glad I got to visit with her on July 4th. We had such a nice visit. I will remember Carolyn as she was that day, laughing and looking forward to being back home. My heartfelt sympathy to all her family.

Jeannie Craig
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Carolyn was a great person - she drove the school bus that my brothers Jerry & John Craig and I rode to school. She waited patiently many mornings when one of the 3 Craig kids just didn't have it all together in getting to the end of the driveway before the bus got there. So kind and generous and a laugh that made everyone around smile. Many happy and fun memories of Carolyn. My thoughts are with all of you as you learn a new way of life without her physical presence - she lives on through all of you.

Jeannie Craig

Jerry and Marilyn Ulrey
   Posted Tue July 10, 2018
Sad to hear of Carolyn passing. So many memories of her and Dean in our younger years.Prayers for Dean, Carol, and Dewayne, and the Grandchildren.

Diane Johnson
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Lana Holmes Holden
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Thinking of the family. I remember Carolyn fondly.

Jane Ann Rhoades Bruce
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
Dean, I just found out that Carolyn left planet earth back in July. To say I’m sorry seems a bit inadequate. After your kind call last year, I was able to call Carolyn and visit a bit. She was a good friend in high school, and she and her mother hostessed a wedding shower for me in their lovely home. May you find comfort from your family and many friends. Jane (Ann) Bruce

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