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Carol Clow

Carol Clow

Carol Ruth Clow, 84, formerly of Quincy, Illinois, and most recently, a resident of St. Joseph's Home in Springfield, Illinois, died Wednesday, December 16th, 2020.
She was the daughter of Walter and Irene Bunte and was born July 30, 1936. She is sister to Barbara Kaiser of Quincy, and two brothers Chuck Bunte of Quincy and Kenneth Bunte of Moline, Illinois.
She married Earl V. Clow on September 29, 1956 in Quincy at St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.
Earl preceded her in death on August 16, 2008.
Carol was a 1954 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame High School, and was employed at Lammers Optical for many years. Carol enjoyed crossword puzzles, shopping, reading, daily walks, and an occasional game of tennis if followed by pizza and drinks at the Tower Of Pizza. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and her many friends.
Carol was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
She is survived by her five children, Michael Clow and his wife, Pam, of Fowler, Melissa Elmore and her husband, Jay, of Springfield, Marty Sellers and her husband, Dave, of Wildwood, Mo., Barbara Noble of Minneapolis, Mn., and Bryan Clow and his wife, Kristen, of Springfield; grandchildren, Jason (Delisa) and Elizabeth Clow, Hailee Durham (Michael), Mia Elmore, Tyler Sellers, Tori McLeod (Dylan), Shaye Sellers, Nick (Gerae Christensen-Carver), August, and Carly Noble, and Dylan, Stella, and Harper Clow; great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Emerson Clow, Margaux Durham, and Taytem Noble; five nieces also survive.
Services will be private due to COVID-19 restrictions. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Quincy branch of the Alzheimer's Association. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Sara Nieders
Liberty, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. There is never a good time to lose a loved one. I got to know Carol at Bickford while cutting her hair. I would have loved to have known her in her early years I’m sure she enjoyed life to the fullest!
From:
Joe Jerz
Holland, MI
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My deepest condolences to the Clow Family. Carol was wonderful, seems like yesterday I remember meeting her and Earl with Brian first day freshmen year at Western IL University. She was warm and friendly with a kind smile. Rest in peace, Carol.
From:
Arlene L Brocksmith
PEORIA, IL
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My sympathy to the family of Carol. She was a great lady who enjoyed life to the fullest - came from a great family. I can only imagine she received wonderful care at St.Joseph's Home in Springfield. I know several nuns who serve there, as I volunteer at their Convent in Peoria.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Mike and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Diane and Kent Andrew
Quincy, IL
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Carol and Earl were our neighbors when they lived on Sycamore. We lived on Maple and would talk over the fence when they took walks. Very good people and great neighbors. May Carol Rest In Peace!
From:
Tameka Thomas
Springfield, IL
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I send my deepest condolences to the Clow family πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½I worked at St. Joseph’s and I had the pleasure of getting to know Carol ,she was such a happy loving woman whom loved to dance which made my day... I always said she was the life of the party ☺️I am really going to miss her...sleep peacefully Carol I love you and will always remember the bubbly you πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡
From:
Mary E Musholt
Quincy, IL
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To All the Clow family:
Our sincere condolences to you all. We have know Carol all through our school years and after. Spent many vacations with her & Earl and all you kids. Carol was very quick witted and always had a smile on her face. We will miss her greatly as we do Earl. Know that she is in our prayers. Love to you all.
Mary & Stan
From:
Gina Maria Musolino
Wesley Chapel, FL
Comments:
Cheers to a good life, Dear Carol.
God Bless to all the Clow family, may your many fond memories bring you peace. Game, Set, Match!