Carol Stich (68) of rural Smithboro


Published on February 10 2014 7:57 am

Carol (Mrs. Robert) Stich age 68 of rural Smithboro, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Helia Health Care.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen and Rev. Gregg LeDuc officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Donnell-Wiegand. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Activity Department of Helia health care, the First Christian Church or the Camp Ground Church.
Carol Jeanette Longwell, the daughter of Edgar James Longwell and Wilma Maudline Shoemaker Longwell, was born on April 21, 1945 in Houston, MO. She grew up there and at the age of 8 moved to Old Ripley where she attended the one room schools including Old Ripley and later Mt.Vernon School. She attended the Pocahontas Elementary School and graduated from Greenville High School in 1963. Carol graduated from The Coiffure School of Beauty in Belleville and worked as a Beauty Operator for the Mona Lisa and for Jane's Beauty Shop. Carol later owned and operated her own shop, Carol's Beauty Salon south of Greenville. Carol moved to Smithboro in 1976 and became an LPN working for Utlaut- Memorial Hospital. Carol then received her degree in Nursing from Kaskaskia College in Centralia, IL, and became a Registered Nurse working at Utlaut Memorial Hospital and at Hillview Nursing Home. Carol then became the Director of Nursing at Greenville Gardens, Cardinal Hill Nursing Home and at Highland Health care and then later returned to Cardinal Hill Nursing Home. Carol then worked as Director of Nursing at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation in Effingham retiring in 2012.
Carol and Robert L. Stich were united in marriage on July 4, 1964 in Pocahontas and enjoyed over 49 years together. Bob survives as do their three children: Tamara R. Stich of rural Smithboro, Robert L. (Heather) Stich Jr. of Pocahontas, Shannon L. Stich of Greenville, grandchildren: Ashlee, April, Connor, Landon, Chance, special grandson Blake Willman, sister Lois M. (John) McCasland of Greenville and brother Robert J. (Carol) Longwell of Boiling Springs, PA.  
Carol is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Linda S. Longwell.
Carol was raised in the Baptist Church in Houston, MO, attended the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Greenville and the Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church south of Greenville.