MAHOMET – Carolyn J. Firkins, 82, of Mahomet, Ill., passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Country Health Care in Gifford, where she had been a resident since March 2012.|
Born Feb. 19, 1931, at Rockford, the daughter of Martin and Alvera (Johnson) Jordal, Carolyn married Donald Firkins on Sept. 1, 1956, in Kirkland; he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2007.
Carolyn graduated from Kirkland High School in 1948 and from Rockford Business School in 1950. She worked for DeKalb County Farm Bureau in DeKalb, IL until starting her family.
Carolyn taught Sunday school for many years at Mayfield Congregational Church, in Sycamore, where she also was very active in the Women's Fellowship. While living in Mahomet, she was a member of the Mahomet United Methodist Church.
Carolyn enjoyed reading, needlework and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her three sons – Larry (Ann) Firkins of Mahomet, and their children: Andrew Firkins of Kansas City, Mo., and Sarah (Austin) Ducey of Champaign – Rick Firkins of Urbana – and Ron (Carol) Firkins and their sons: Jacob, Joel and Will, all of St. Joseph. She also is survived by her brother, Marvin Jordal of Kingston; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Richard) Clark of Batavia; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, with Pastor Jon Trott, officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Stained Glass Window Fund of Mayfield Congregational Church, 28405 Church Road, Sycamore, in memory of Carolyn and Donald Firkins, or to Country Health Care in Gifford.
For information to leave a message of condolence, visit www.OlsonFH.com or call 815-895-6589.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 27, 2013