Carole A. Shay
1940 - 2016
Butler Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
900 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL
Carole A. Shay 1940 - 2016
Carole A. Shay, 76, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at St. John's Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
Carole was born on January 18, 1940 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Henry and Gertrude Hadank Woulfe. She married James W. Shay on February 27, 1960 in Peoria, IL.
Carole graduated from Academy of Our Lady High School in 1957. She worked for the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and later retired from the Illinois State Police in 1995. Carole was a volunteer at St. John's Samaritan Gift Shop, a member of the Illinois Old State Capital Foundation, a past member of Newcomers Club, and a member of the Elijah Iles House Foundation. She was also a member of St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Parish. Carole enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, antiquing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Carole was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Woulfe, and her sister Cynthia Ptak.
She is survived by her husband James, her sons Tim (Rhonda) Shay of Springfield and Kevin (Jenny) Shay of Libertyville, her grandchildren Stephanie (Nicholas) Shay-Williams of Bloomington, Nicholas John Shay of Libertyville, Rebekka Shay of Brooklyn, NY, and Daniel James Shay of Chicago, one great-grandchild Roman Shay Williams, and her sister Dawn (Ted) Schlink of Oakland, CA.
Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish, 700 E. Spruce Street, Chatham, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923, or St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Parish, 700 E. Spruce Street, Chatham, IL 62629.
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Published by The State Journal-Register on Nov. 17, 2016.
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I worked with Carol at the Illinois State Police. She was always the sweetest person. Always had a smile and kind word. I just tried to look her up and found this. I´m so sorry I wasn´t aware of her passing. I´m sure she will be missed by many people. God bless her.
Kathy Pierce
September 12, 2021
Jim & I are sorry to learn about Carole's death. She and Jim were dear friends of ours and have fond memories of our times spent attending IAHE functions. She will be missed by her family & though no one can take away your sorrow may the support & concern of others give you the strength you need from day to day.
Jim & Jeanne Newman
December 29, 2016
Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Carole was great to work with and I enjoyed working with her at the State Police. Peace to all. Alex Ferguson.
November 18, 2016
Dear Jim and family,

We are very sorry for your loss. We know it is hard for all of you. We will keep you and your family in prayer.
Sandra and Bernard Lim
November 18, 2016
Thank you Carole for your kindness to us. You were always willing to go out of your way to lend a helping hand to your neighbors. We will miss you.
Sandra and Bernard Lim
November 18, 2016
Jim, Tim and Kevin.....My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time....Carole and I worked together for over 30 years at ISP...We had some amazing times....With heartfelt sympathy.......Marilyn Gliebe....
November 17, 2016
Tim and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts.
Sherri Boner
November 17, 2016
Prayers and sympathy to Carole's family.
Worked with her at the Gift Shop and she was always so thoughtful and kind.

Joee Tretter
Joee Tretter
November 17, 2016
Jim and Family: what a shock it is to read of the passing of Carole, our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was always great to see you in Arizona. We will remember her in our prayers.
November 17, 2016
Dear Tim,
My condolences on the passing of your mother.
Peace be with you and your family.
Greg Hurst
November 17, 2016
Thoughts and prayers sent to you Jim and your family at the death of
Carole. My memories of Carole go back quite some time and she was loved and appreciated by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Again please know you are thought about and prayed for at this time and always.

Sue Mangiaracina
Sue Mangiaracina
November 16, 2016
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