The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 26, 2013

Carroll Albert St. John


— Carroll Albert St. John of Westville died Friday, May 24, 2013, at his home at age 77.

He was born June 15, 1935, at home in Melrose Township, Clark County, the second son of Dorsey Leland and Dorothy Jane Graham St. John. He married Sharon Wilson on July 13, 1957, and they were married for 55 years.

He leaves two children, son Bruce Allen (Kerry) St. John and daughter, Michelle Rae (Kevin) McGowan; five grandchildren, Kate (Jason) LaPierre, Lee (Carrie) Veach, Lacey (James) Youhas, Jacob St. John and Kalen McGowan. He will be missed by eight great-grandchildren, Micah, Braden, Davin and Nixie LaPierre, Isaiah, Eliza Jane and Ezekiel Youhas and his last little great-granddaughter, Ezra Veach. Also missing Carroll will be two brothers, Doyle and Kenneth St. John, and two sisters, Joan Skinner and Mary Jane Hollingsworth; mother in-law, Dorothy McFarland; sister and brother in-law, Fonda and John Radloff; and special niece, Bethany Hartman.

Carroll loved country roads, country places, river banks lake shores and shade trees, picnics and fried chicken, sliced tomatoes and watermelon. He loved springtime, lilacs, tulips, peonies, red geraniums and back porch sitting. He was a hard-working, quiet man, a man of few words and a good listener, a good family man. Most of his adult life he worked for Davis Seed Corn Co. and Trisler Seed Corn Co., both in Fairmount, retiring from there in 1996.

A memorial service will be in the chapel at Central Christian Church in Danville on Tuesday, May 28, at 2 p.m., with family present at 1 p.m. A private burial will be at a later date at Darwin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be given to Santa’s Anonymous of Westville or Central Christian Church Mission Trip Fund or charity of the donor’s choice. Sunset-Urbas Chapel of Westville is in charge of arrangements.

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