Carolyn Eichelberger, 74, of New Franklin, passed away unexpectedly at Boone Hospital Center on Friday, August 14, 2015 following a surgical procedure.
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Visitation for Carolyn will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Tuesday August 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Faith Family Fellowship in Fayette at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19 with Rev. Jamie Page officiating. Burial will follow at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.
Frances Carolyn Eichelberger was born May 21, 1941 in Pierce, Florida, the daughter of Nelson and Lilly Mae Booth. She graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in 1959 and soon after met John M. Eichelberger. They married in Jackson Fl. on January 23, 1960. Carolyn became a Navy wife and mother. They lived in many cities during John's Navy career, including: Jacksonville, FL; Puerto Rico, Corpus Christie, TX; San Diego and San Francisco, CA; Milton, FL and Brunswick, MA. They finally settled in John's hometown of Boonville. She was employed as Office Manager for Burkle Motors and then Rick Ball Ford. Carolyn was an active member of her church, Faith Family. She was active as secretary/treasure for the local Gideon Boonslick Camp. She is a 15 year sponsor with "Compassion International" and has an ongoing relationship with a young lady in Indonesia named Chrisyela "Sela". Another project was "Kid's Hope" in Fayette where she mentored a young girl for several years. Her primary passion was always with St. Jude's where she was an active member for over 30 years. She especially enjoyed being with her family, gardening, all kinds of music, the beaches of the world, and her beloved young pup, Mia. She was a loving mother and grandmother and a true southern belle to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Virginia Smith and Syvilla Gallion and grandson, Ryan Painter. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John; her children, son, Jeff (Joyce) Eichelberger of Ellisville, MO; daughters, Valenia Faye (Dave) Boren of Columbia, MO and Virginia Leigh (Ginny) Stevens of Boonville; her grandchildren, Mallory Elizabeth Painter, Jake Austin and Blake Evan Stevens, Jenna Elizabeth Eichelberger, Kristen Nicole Stevens and Brett Allen Eichelberger.
Memorial donations may be made to
Davis Funeral Chapel Inc
1397 W Ashley Rd
Boonville, MO 65233
Published in Boonville Daily News from Aug. 18 to Aug. 26, 2015