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Carolyn S. Dearth
March 2, 1951 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Carolyn Sue Dearth, nee Martin, age 72, of Belleville, IL, born on March 2, 1951, in Shawnee, OK, died on Friday, August 25, 2023, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.
Carolyn Sue Dearth was a devoted mother, grandmother, and wife to her late husband, Lt. Col. Charles Ray Dearth, USAF Retired. But most importantly, she was fully devoted to God. She had lived her life for God and honored him in everything she did.
God blessed her with three children, Charles Jr., Christopher, and Cynthia. Carolyn was also blessed with 8 grandchildren: Matthew, Raelynn, Lucas, Connor, Lizzi, Caroline, Celiese, and Caelyn. She cherished every moment with her grandchildren and loved them unconditionally. She would do anything and everything for her grandchildren. She was proud of them all and was especially proud of her husband, Lt. Col Charles R. Dearth. As a spouse of a military serviceman, she served alongside her husband as she took care of her children and home while he was away.
Carolyn was hardworking, compassionate, and last but not least, loving. She loved all of her family and more.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Dearth; her sons, Charles R. Dearth, Jr. and Christopher Dearth; and her parents, Evelyn nee Bickinson, and Albert Martin.
Carolyn is survived by her daughter; her grandchildren; her brother, Albert Martin of California; and her daughter-in-law, Diane Dearth of Nevada.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fairview Heights Church of Christ.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. at Fairview Heights Church of Christ, with Joe Taylor officiating.
Later, Carolyn’s cremated remains will be ceremoniously interred into the Pacific Ocean from aboard U.S. Naval Vessel.