JERSEYVILLE — Carolyn Marcene Lane, 79, formerly of the Dow area, died at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her residence after a nine month battle with cancer.
She was born in Alton on Aug. 20, 1934, one of four children born of the late Robert Jr. and Anna (Bryant) Lane.
Carolyn graduated in 1952 from Jersey Community High School, and lived in the Dow area for many years. She was a member of the Elsah United Methodist Church, only moving to Jerseyville four years ago.
She spent 31 years as an employee of Owens-Illinois until the plant closure, and then went on to dedicate 21 years to Olin where she was an operator until her retirement in 2004.
She loved to travel, and did so extensively, with her favorite destination being Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and truly enjoyed her monthly lunches with fellow classmates and former co-workers, her daily trip to the "roundtable" at Fran & Marilyn's in Jerseyville and the occasional excursions with her Walmart friends.
Surviving are two sisters, Judy Lane ofJerseyville and Lois Schone of Jacksonville; a sister-in-law, Marcella Lane of Dow; along with numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Lane, and a brother-in-law, Robert Schone.
Visitation will be from 9 on Saturday, April 5, 2014, until time of funeral services at 10 a.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Charles Schwab will officiate.
Burial will be in the Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Memorials may be given to the Elsah United Methodist Church.