Carol S. (Smith) Myers

Born: Sun., May 29, 1927
Died: Thu., Mar. 7, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 12, 2019
Location: Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

Celebration of Life

10:30 AM Wed., Mar. 13, 2019
Location: Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

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Carol S. Myers, 91, of Oblong, IL died at 11:30 pm on March 7, 2019 at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL. Carol was born on May 29, 1927 the daughter of Clarence Ray and Priscilla Sylvia Smith, both of whom preceded her in death. As a young woman she married Charles O. Henry who preceded her in death. In 1951 she married Leland J. Spaugh, and together they raised their children: Charles Roger Henry of Plant City, FL; Michael Lee Henry of rural Robinson, IL; and Kathy Maureen St. Germain, who preceded her in death in 2003. After Leland’s death in 1980, Carol later married William Eugene Myers, who preceded her in death.

Carol was born on a farm in the Bend area, lived some of her early years in Hammond, IN, and returned and lived in Oblong for many years, lastly living in Elm Lawn, just east of Oblong.

Carol was very active in the Oblong area for many years. She had a ‘nose for news’ and worked as a reporter for: the Oblong Oracle, the Oblong Gem, and the Robinson Daily News. She and her camera could be found at all Oblong events and public meetings and was once voted as Oblong’s Woman of the Year. She loved being with and getting to know people and letting her community know how special they all were.

Carol had always been blessed with musical talents. At a very young age she learned to play the piano by ear…an art she loved and loved sharing. She also played the trombone in high school, and later the violin and the organ. She played piano for the Oblong Cornerstone Wesleyan Church until the end of 2018, and enjoyed playing for the residents of Heritage Health while a resident there herself, following a hip replacement in 2014 and a broken ankle in January of this year. She also played at Ridgeview Care many times when her church provided Sunday services.

Carol loved to cook and did so every day up until her broken ankle. She always cooked “good stuff” and often furnished meals for her sisters, friends and neighbors, and of course family. For years she has cooked for Michael and Judy on Monday evenings, following her meal with a card game…she was very competitive.

Carol was preceded in death by: her parents; husbands; daughter; sisters Karen Elaine Smith, Roni Spencer, and Gracie Good; brothers-in-law Silas Bennett, John Spencer, Pete (Pepsi) Spaugh, and Arthur Good; a special and loving daughter-in-law, Judy Kay Henry.

Carol is survived by: her son Charles Roger Henry, her son Michael Lee Henry and daughter-in-law Judy Elaine Henry; grandchildren Michael Todd (Bethany) Henry of Lincoln IL, Kristi Michele (Danny) Schaffner of Champaign IL, and Jamison David Lackey of Effingham IL; great-grandchildren Waylon Leon (Rebecca)Schaffner, Ricky Lee Schaffner, Noah Klay Henry, Caden Michael Schaffner, Haven Grace Henry, and Broderick Olen Schaffner; great-great-grandchildren Abigail Mae Schaffner and Logan Michael Schaffner (mother, Sarah Schaffner) and Autumn Woods; sisters Charlotte Bennett and Retha Spaugh of Oblong; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

Celebration of Carol’s Life will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Oblong.  Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm Tuesday March 12, 2019 at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Oblong.  The family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Children’s Christian Home.  Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449

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   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
What will Oblong be like without Carol?

Alan , Jennifer, Jayce, and Alyssa Fielder
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady. We are praying for the whole family. She will be sadly missed by us all. With our deepest sympathy.

Heidi Gnadt
   Posted Tue March 12, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by First Christian Church Staff.

We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, First Christian Church Staff

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