Carol Mae Pfaffe, age 83, of Quincy, died on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12:16 a.m. in Good Samaritan Home.
Carol was born February 8, 1937 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Harvey H. and Esther Griep Huseman. She married Ronald Carl Pfaffe on September 19, 1959 In Quincy. He preceded her in death October 2, 2013.
She was a 1955 graduate of Quincy High School and earned her nursing degree from the Blessing College of Nursing. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Shoengood until 1961. After her children were raised she worked for Adams County Home Health Services.
Carol was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ and its women's guild. She played pinochle with her club, "The Bell Telephone Wives," and loved her 'talking club' which consisted of her 4H and childhood school friends. She was a member of the Quincy Boat Club, an avid QHS Blue Devil fan, and enjoyed going up on the river, attending the Adams County Fair and playing cards. But she most enjoyed cooking for her family and any family activity. She and Ron liked to go out to eat, take Sunday afternoon drives, and loved her family vacations.
Survivors include her three children, Jeffrey C. (Lana) Pfaffe of Springfield, IL, Kathy L. Pfaffe of Quincy, IL, and Amy (Douglas) Williman of Fowler, IL, her six grandchildren Michael F. (Sarah) Copley of Cantrell, IL, Haley C. Pfaffe of Macomb, IL, Lauren A. (Steven) Gilland of Tallula, IL, Brett M., and Ashley N. Willimann, all of Quincy, and Allyson L. Willimann, of Hannibal, MO. 7 great grandchildren, Wesley, Kevin, Evie, Abram, Jacob and Samuel Copley and Lucas Gilland, a brother-in-law, Tom Pfaffe of Quincy, and nieces and nephews.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
The family would like to thank the staff at Bickford Cottage, Good Samaritan Home, and Blessing Hospice Care for their wonderful care of Carol.
Services: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Chaplain Josh Vahle officiating. If you are planning on attending the service for Carol, please bring a face mask.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. If you are planning on attending the visitation for Carol, please bring a face mask.
Memorials: Alzheimers Association, Good Samaritan Home Foundation, or Blessing Foundation for Hospice
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
To Carp;'s family,
You have our Deepest Sympathy. Don worked with Ron at the phone company.
Don and Wanda O'Hara
You have my sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. Jerry and I created many fond and funny memories with Ron and Carol and our families. Carol was a wonderful person and always smiling!
Marsha Rush and Family
Amy and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Carol's passing. She and I were classmates at QHS. You are all in our prayers.
June & Bill Lahrman
My deepest condolences on the death of your mother/grandmother. I had the pleasure of working with her years ago and she was such an amazing co-worker and mento. She will be deeply missed. May your memories sustain you in the weeks and months ahead.
My memories start back at Lincoln School days. We were on many committees together and had such fun. Years later we met up at Bickford Cottage when my my, Lola, was there also. She was such a good person. This made me sad to see her obituary. 🙏
My deepest sympathy to all the family. It was my pleasure working with and getting to know Carol at Bickford. Cottage. You have wonderful memories to treasure! Thanks for sharing her with us at Bickford!
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