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Carole Lee Saltsgaver

September 25, 1932 ~ September 27, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Carole Saltsgaver Obituary

Carole Lee Saltsgaver, 91, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away September 27, 2023, at home with her family by her side.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2023, at Orio Cemetery with burial to follow.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2023, in the Chapel of Short-Cunningham Funeral Home.

Carole was born to the late Walter A. and Ruth I. (Tracy) Emmons on September 25, 1932, in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She was married to Frederick A. Saltsgaver on July 21, 1978, in Lancaster, Illinois. Survived by two children:  Jeanne R. (James) Tennis of Mount Carmel, Illinois, and Laura L. (David) Peter of Browns, Illinois, three stepchildren:  Beverly (Russ) Taylor, Dee Medler, and Bill (Becky) Saltsgaver. Also surviving are her five grandchildren:  Bonnie (Brian) Beal,

Matthew (Charlene) Tennis, Ryan (Jessica) Peter, Lindsey (Mo) Mathew, and Renae (Kyle) Hilliard, her brother Jack (Sandy) Emmons, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, five step-grandchildren:  Randy (Stefani) Medler, Allan (Amanda) Medler, Cori Medler, Adam Medler, and Tesha Weiss, eighteen great-grandchildren, and nine step great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant brother James Emmons, stepdaughter Linda Riggs, and step-granddaughter Amy Adams.

She worked for twenty-five years at Wabash General Hospital as a Registered Nurse. Carole was very family oriented and loved spending time with them. She loved dancing, writing poetry, and playing games. Carole and her husband Frederick loved traveling together. They owned and operated She N. I., Inc. Oil Company and was also a distributor for Filter Queen Vacuum Cleaners out of Allendale, Illinois. Carole enjoyed attending church at the First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ in Mount Carmel, Illinois.

Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, 803 N Market, Mount Carmel, IL 62863 or envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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October 2, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

Graveside Service
October 2, 2023

11:00 AM
Orio Cemetery
Orio, IL 62410


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