LIBERTY, Ill. - Carol Sue Roe, 80, of Liberty, died at 3:57 p.m. Sunday (March 23, 2014) in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Carol was born June 26, 1933 in Quincy, a daughter of John Raymond and Audrey Marie Fesler Crawford. She married Ralph LeRoy Roe on June 11, 1955 in Richfield Christian Church. Ralph died Feb. 12, 1990.
Carol was the valedictorian of the graduating class of Liberty High School in 1951. She went on to graduate with honors from Quincy College. She taught in Payson for one year, and then taught primarily fourth grade at Liberty School for 46 years until her retirement.
Carol was a lifelong farmer, an occupation that she loved. She milked cows, raised hogs, and would say that she "put herself through college raising sheep and hogs".
She was a member of the Liberty Christian Church and was active at the church in the choir for many years.
She was a member of the Adams County Retired Teachers Association, the Liberty American Legion Auxiliary and the National Hereford Association. She was part-owner of C&E Hereford, and she was passionate about her Herefords.
Carol was very supportive and always in attendance for her children's and grandchildren's activities. Her favorite pastimes were going to county fairs, gospel music concerts, and spending time with her fellow retired teachers and friends.
She also was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
Survivors include her three sons, Brent (Margaret) Roe of Quincy, Lance (Jeanna) Roe and Blaine (Tara) Roe, all of Liberty; her grandchildren, Chaise (Meredith) Gibbs, Erica (Daniel) Burnett, Tayton and Taryn Roe; two great-granddaughters, Linnlei and Paislei Burnett and one on the way; sister-in-law, Dorothy Roe of Highland; two nephews, Charles Roe of Raleigh, N.C. and Robert Roe of Oklahoma City; two cousins, Glen (Joann) Crawford of Maquoketa, Iowa and Jackie (Richard) Dye of Charlotte, Mich.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Lynn Suzanne Roe; and a sister, Mitzi Crawford.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday in the Liberty Christian Church by the Rev. Terry Henry. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty Christian Church, and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
, the Liberty American Legion or to the donor's choice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, Quincy.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.