Carolyn Yvonne Waltrip

Carolyn Yvonne Waltrip, age 88, of rural Brownstown, went home to her Lord and Savior on June 6, 2019 at her residence.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo, with services following. Interment was at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cooks Mills. Jim Giffin officiated. Memorials may go to Crossroads Cancer Center or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Carolyn was born on July 15, 1930 in Carmi, and was lovingly cared for by her mother Lucille Wells. Carolyn married Norman Donald Waltrip of Mattoon on June 6, 1947. From this union, four children were born: Barbara Lynn, Donald Mark, Monica Lou, and Stephen Scott.

Carolyn cherished her time with family and loved being out in nature tending to her garden and lawn. She had a special companion, her dog Cinnamon, whom she loved dearly and was by her side when she passed.

She is survived by her three children; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother; brother, Ernest Watkins; husband, Norman; daughter, Barbara; and granddaughter, Jennifer.

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