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“When Connie and I were still together, we lived across from Walt and Carol next to Dubiel's house. Walt and I worked in different parts of the steel...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Ron Stewart - Davenport, IA

“To all of Carol's family~ I last spoke with Carol about 2 months ago and as usual, the conversation was about her kids and grandkids and 'Missy'. ...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Cox-Wecker - Janesville, WI

“I am so sorry for your loss. Carol was always a good friend to everyone. We will miss her. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Eve Anderson Leather - Oregon,, IL

“Please accept my sincere condolences. I was a classmate of Carol's. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: David Nelson - Holmes Beach, FL

“I went to school with Carol. We had a lot of fun times. I haven't seen her in about eight years. She was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Veronica Coy Eytalis - Sutherlin, OR

“I graduated from high school with your mom. I have many fond memories of her in school and at the reunions. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Marie Rowland - Amboy, IL

“My condolences to the family. I went to Oregon Community High School with your Mom. Will miss her at the reunions. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Zimmerman - Reno, NV

“Dear Gladys, Evelyn, and All the Family,I was so sorry to hear of my dear cousin Carol's passing on Thanksgiving Day. Carol and I were the same age....Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Connie Poulton - Sparks, NV

“I was your mom's friend in school and I stood up with her when she married Jim. We have kept in touch with phone calls especially on our birthdays. ...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Hollenbeck - Oregon, IL

“Dear Gladys, Evelyn, and families,We were all so sorry to hear of Cousin Carol's passing. I have such fond memories of us growing up, and especially...Read More »
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Carol L. Creekpaum, born February 27, 1945 in Mt. Carroll to Lawrence and Mary Lego, peacefully passed away November 24, 2016 at St. Anthony's in Rockford surrounded by her children.

She married James Cox in 1963; they had two daughters. She later married Walter Creekpaum in Rock Falls in 1967, where they raised six children together. He preceded her in death in December of 2011. During her life, she worked for the City of Rock Falls as a school crossing guard. She graduated from Oregon High School in 1963.

Survivors include her children, Leon (Audrey) Creekpaum, Oklahoma, Sheri (Joseph) Sheley, Wendy (Teray) Boyer of Sterling, Jennifer (Marcus) Holloway, Milwaukee, and Theresa Dye, Kentucky. She has 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She also loved and cherished her furry baby, Missy. She is also is survived by her two sisters, Evelyn (Robert) Plock and Gladys Highland of Lanark and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, two daughters, Dorothy and Cindy Creekpaum, sister, Betty Sturtz.

Carol was the neighborhood coffee and cookie lady. She crocheted baby blankets for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many conversations with friends and family were had at the kitchen table. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral service will Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.