Carol J. BarthelCarol Jean Barthel, 88, of St. Anne, IL, died on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee, IL. She was born on December 25, 1931, in Thompson, IL, the daughter of Wallace and Helen A. Turnbaugh Ware. Carol married Lyle M. Barthel on November 22, 1950 in Chadwick, IL. He survives. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Kathy and William Evans of Elk City. OK, and Karen and Mark Williams of St. Anne, IL, and one son and daughter-in-law; Kevin and Pamela Barthel of Globe, AZ. Carol had eleven grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters; Betty Shoup of Rockford, IL, and Lois A. Kloepping of Mt. Carroll, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son; David Barthel. After the death of their son, Lyle and Carol came to know the Lord Jesus as their Savior and gave their lives to serve Him. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Carol assisted Lyle in farming for 17 years in Lanark and German Valley, IL, followed by faithful service with Lyle at the Christian Servicemen’s Center, the Union Ministries, in Norfolk, VA and as house-parents at Hope Haven Children’s Home in Virginia Beach, VA. She enjoyed sewing, baking and most of all sharing the Word of God with children and many others. Private graveside services will be held at St. Anne Cemetery, St. Anne, IL. Due to Covid 19 precautions, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
December 25, 1931 - May 22, 202012/25/193105/22/2020
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May 28, 2020
Thank you for sharing on Carrol and Uncle Lyle all these years. God had put them on this earth to serve him and I thank Him everyday for the ones he put into my life. Ann Young
May 24, 2020
A candle was posted for Carol J. Barthel.
Wanda F. Sewell
May 24, 2020
I pray God will comfort Aunt Carol's family. I met her while working at Hope Haven and my first year she made me an outfit because I would be a Christian Clown at times but just used my regular clothes. The outfit was black on one side and white on the other with red ba... Continue Reading
Ginny and Steve Riley
May 24, 2020
Romans 5:8.... But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. This scripture will alway be the voice of ‘Aunt Carol’ as she so often quoted this to encourage us.... I will eternally be grateful to her for all her men... Continue Reading