Welcome to the memorial page for

Carol Ann Kieffer

May 11, 2017 ~ February 13, 2017

The Piano Brothers

            Carol Ann Kieffer, 75, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 with her loving family by her side.


            She was born May 11, 1941 in Amboy, Illinois, the daughter of Paul and Violette (Kuehne) McCaffrey.  On August 21, 1971, Carol married Donald E. Kieffer in Dixon, Illinois at St. Patrick’s Church. 


            Carol received a Bachelor’s Degree from Portland University in Portland, Oregon and a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign.  Carol was very active in the community.  She was a member of Daughters of Isabella, the American Youth Hostel group, Various Community Bridge groups and the Mt. Carmel Soccer Association.  Carol was very involved with her family and loved every moment she could spend with them.


            Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Don, of 45 years of marriage; children, Karen (Gus) Ikonomopoulos of Austin, Texas, Ann (David) James of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Karl (Peggy) Kieffer of Hamburg, Germany, Brad Kieffer of New Orleans, Louisiana and Dean Kieffer of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; grandchildren, Levi and Bri James, Jason and Lexi Ikonomopoulos, Jordan Brooks, Donovan, Connor and Ryan Kieffer.


            Preceding her in death were her parents, brother, Paul McCaffrey, sister and brother-in-law, Jolene (Tom) Connley.


            Friends and family may call Friday, February 17, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 125 West Fifth Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  Rosary Service will begin at 7:30 p.m.


            Funeral Mass will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with burial following at St. Mary’s Cemetery.


            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Mary’s Church or St. Mary’s School General Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the church or can be mailed directly at 125 West Fifth Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois  62863.


            Condolences may be made online at


            Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Carol’s family.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Mary's Church
125 W 5th Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863

St. Mary's School General Fund
417 Chestnut Street, Mt. Carmel IL 62863

 Service Information

February 17, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Mt. Carmel, IL

Recitation of the Rosary
February 17, 2017

7:30 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Mt. Carmel, IL

Funeral Service
February 18, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Mt. Carmel, IL

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