Carol Hayward Dilley
Carol Sue (Hayward) Dilley, 57, of Cowden, Ill., passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield Ill.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27 at the Free Methodist Church in Cowden. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the church. Burial will be at Mound Cemetery in Cowden. Memorials can be made in memory of Carol to the Humane Society. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Sept. 25, 1955, in Taylorville the daughter of John Hayward and Lois (Tucker) Shipp. She married Bob Dilley Oct. 12, 1974, in Cowden.
She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and the Humane Society. She was a military wife when her husband served in the U.S. Marines, She was an ER Tech at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville and later at Effingham, Ill., at St. Anthony's Hospital. Lastly she was a phlebotomist with Gamma based out of St Louis, Mo. Serving Shelby county and surrounding areas.
Carol was a loving wife and mother. Friends and animals were her passion and delight
Her constant smiling, laughter, and joking around, will never be forgotten. Loved to play computer games, listen to music and entertain her grandchildren, chat with friends and family, and travel. She loved cooking for family and friends and was especially known for her home made noodles and fried chicken. Gardening and lawn care was one of her favorite pastimes. She loved the smell of lilacs and honey suckle.
Surviving are her husband, Bob; children, Amy Bright (husband Charles) of San Antonio, Texas, and Chuck Dilley of Cowden; mother, Lois Denton Shipp (husband Don) of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.; father, John Hayward (wife Roven) of Charleston; sister, Kathy Mills (husband Tom) of St. Elmo; grandchildren, Trey Culver, Laura Culver, Jacob Bright, Aubrie Dilley, Carter Dilley, Chrystina Bright, Chuck Bright, Chrystal Bright; great-grandchild, Sebastian Bright; many nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death is Bill Denton; and favorite pet cat Socks.