Carol L. McCarter

Born: Sat., Jan. 2, 1937
Died: Mon., Apr. 27, 2020

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Carol L. McCarter, age 83, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Jacksonville, IL.  She was born on January 2, 1937 in Linneus, MO to Kenneth and Louise Barkley Smith.  She married Stuart Peebles on July 8, 1955 in Pittsfield, IL and he preceded her in death on May 14, 1959.  She then married Carl ‘Bill’ McCarter on May 4, 1973 in Tulsa, OK and he preceded her in death on September 21, 1983.

Carol graduated from Pittsfield High School and went straight into the workforce waitressing for many years at various places including Steak House and Cardinal Inn.  She relocated to St. Louis, MO and worked at S.S. Kresge for several years and then began working in daycare.  After coming back to Pittsfield, Carol worked for George Nichol at Viking Engineering and managed the Dari Ripple for over 40 years, retiring at the end of the 2018 season with Danne Durall as owner.  She also worked at Green Acres for a time and also as a cashier at the Pikeland Community School for 18 years.  Carol loved playing cards with her Bridge Club,  playing the slots, and reading books.  She also enjoyed vacationing with her family, taking two trips every year; their annual trip to the Ozarks as well as a new adventure each year.  She was a loyal and honest woman, and will be missed for how loving, sweet, and giving she was.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Shane) Kays of Jacksonville, IL; her mother, Louise Pryor of Pittsfield, IL; daughter-in-law, Rusti Cummings of Jacksonville, IL; four grandchildren, Michelle Kays, Brandon Kays, Joseph Cummings, and Ashley (Jacob Batty) Cummings; and four great grandchildren, Olivia Haverfield, Owyn Haverfield, Jayden Batty, and Blake Batty.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Smith; spouses, Stuart Peebles and Carl ‘Bill’ McCarter; and son, William Cummings.

A graveside service will be held privately at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville, IL.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Diamond Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Carol's memory to the following organization:

Diamond Grove Cemetery

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Agnes Peile
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
I was sad to hear of Carol's passing. She was such a nice and sweet person. I was a classmate of hers. My sympathy is with you and your family

   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
Oh my our hearts are broken as I told you last week. I will miss my pint of chocolate for sure.

Julie Geiselman Rumple
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
I'm am heartbroken for our loas of Carol. She had a great heart and I am thankful to have had her as such a positive influence in my life as well as my kids. She will be loved and missed forever. Sending my condolences to her family and friends.

Theresa Halpin Lacey
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
To the entire family: So sorry for your loss. Carol was a great lady. She always said Hello if she saw you. She will be missed at the Dari Ripple. May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Susan Evans
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
Debbie and family, you have my sympathy, prayers and love at this time. Your mother was a very special woman as I don't need to tell you and will be missed by so many. Virtual hugs to you and I know God saved a special place for her.

Missy Borrowman
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
I am so very sorry at Carol's passing. I owned the Dari Ripple in the 90's.
I couldn't have done it without Carol, she managed everything.
Carol was very loyal to me. She will be missed by everyone who worked with her at the Dari Ripple. We had two robberies and she took care of it when I returned from vacation. She was so nervous about it. Ha Ha !
She always talked about Bill, Debbie and her grandchildren.
She looked forward to the trip to the Ozarks with the family.
I'm glad she was with you Debbie.

Kandy Curtis Webster
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a sweet, kind, generous lady. I enjoyed the time spent with her in your home. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peggy HobbsS
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
So sorry to hear Carol has died. She was very lucky to have been with you in her time of need. Please relay my condolences to her mother Louise. Her classmate Peggy (Ducey) Hobbs.

Pat Ruble
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
I am so sorry I really liked Carol she was one of the nicest and kindest people I know.

Tim and Nancy Halpin
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. We enjoyed knowing Carol.

Kathy Turner
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing Debbie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Betty Sue (Smith) Bennett
   Posted Wed May 20, 2020
Debbie, So sorry to hear that your Mother has passed on. I always enjoyed visiting with her. Condolences to your family. I hope that Grandma Pryor is doing ok also.
Betty Sue & family

Betty Sue (Smith) Bennett
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
Debbie, So sorry to her of your Mothers passing, always enjoyed visiting with her. Hope Grandma Louise is doing ok.
Betty Sue & family

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