Carolyn Jean Whitler

Carolyn Jean Whitler


Carolyn Jean Whitler, 90, of Girard, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Carolyn was born on Feb. 20, 1930 at home in Virden. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Fannie and Stephen Brenneman.

She married Hal Whitler in Carlinville on Dec. 29, 1951. He preceded her on Jan. 21, 2001.

Carolyn was a 1948 graduate of Girard High School.

She was a homemaker and raised her five children and was a member of the First Christian Church in Girard and a PTA member.

She co-owned the Near New Shop in Girard with her cousin, Gwen Tucker for many years.

She enjoyed bowling, her time at Deck’s Drugstore and later Doc’s Fountain with her granddaughter Stephanie and visiting with all her friends.

Carolyn is survived by her three daughters, Becky (Phil) Williams of Carlinville, Gail (Stu) Hunt of Girard, Cheryl Turley of Girard; two sons, Phil (Mary Jane) Whitler of Litchfield, Marty Whitler of Girard; grandchildren, Jason, Andrew, Sonya, Stephanie, Kristopher, and Dane; eight great-grandchildren; cousin, Gwen Tucker of Springfield.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.

There will be no services at this time.

Memorials are suggested to the Macoupin County Animal Shelter, Girard Library, or the First Christian Church.

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Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Girard is in charge of arrangements.