Celebration of Life: 10:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, June 20th at Lincoln Christian Church
Funeral home: Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln
Carole Joyce Hurley, passed away peacefully at St.
Mary’s Hospice House in Athens, GA on June 12, 2017,
following a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Carole was
born February 10, 1935, in Norwood, OH, to Paul and
Alma Holderman. She was educated in Rockford public
schools and graduated from high school in
Paynesville, OH. She graduated from Lincoln Bible
Institute in 1973. Carole married Richard “Dick”
Hurley on November 25, 1954, and was married for 59
years before he preceded her in death in 2014.
Carole was a gifted and caring elementary school
teacher in Lincoln District 27 for 23 years. She was
a member of Lincoln Christian Church, a Vacation
Bible School teacher, and choir member for many
years. She was actively involved in the annual
Harvest of Talents Ministry, Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Volunteer Coordinator
at The Christian Village and many other local
activities. Her hobbies included painting, crafting,
and spending quality time with friends and family.
Carole was the mother of four children and is
survived by three sons: Lyndel (Kathy) Hurley of
Athens, GA, Todd (Fabiana) Hurley of Miami Beach,
FL, Lloyd (Pam) Hurley of Seminole, FL. She was the
mother to a daughter, Melonie Carole Hurley, who
preceded her in death from cancer. She was a
grandmother to seven children and a
great-grandmother to two children. Carole was also
preceded in death by her parents and her younger
sister, Nancy Holderman Reese.
The family would like to thank the staffs of both The Christian
Village (Lincoln) and St. Mary’s Hospice (Athens) for their
outstanding care and support they provided so lovingly to Carole
during her lengthy illness.
A celebration of Carole’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, June 20th at Lincoln Christian Church with Tim Searby
officiating. Interment will be at New Union Cemetery immediately
following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Carole’s memory with a donation to
The Harvest of Talents Ministry, c/o Lincoln Christian Church, 204
N. McLean, Lincoln, IL 62656.
Services are entrusted to Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln.
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