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Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Visitation: 5 until 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, January 15, at the funeral home
Interment: Floral Garden of Memories Cemetery
Jean Frances Carver, age 86, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, January 9, 2022, at her home.
She was born December 6, 1935, in Todd County, Kentucky, the daughter of Omen and Ible (Edwards) Slaughter. She was united in marriage to Clarence Ray “C.R.” Carver on December 13, 1954, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and they shared 60 wedding anniversaries together until his passing on February 16, 2015.
She was a loving wife and mother and truly enjoyed seeing and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jean had worked as a teacher’s assistant in special education in Mt. Vernon, and she was of the Christian faith.
She is survived by her children: Denise (Mike) Wood of Flora, and Eric (Kathy) Carver of Palatine; grandchildren: Rory (Kaci) O’Dell, Mina Wood, Alan (Lucretia) Wood, Will Wood, John Carver, and Lauren Carver; great-grandchildren: Jett O’Dell, Ayla O’Dell, and Adaline Wood; sister: Phyllis Dunn (Ken Tulin) of Anchorage, Alaska; sister-in-law: Pat (Gene) Slaughter Walker of Congerville; 4 nieces: Kathy Smith of Tennessee, Jo Ann King of Savoy, Donna Miller of Villa Grove, and Theresa Waddell of Farmer City; 3 nephews: Michael Slaughter of Congerville, Dan Dunn of Yukon, Canada, and Kris Dunn of Anchorage, Alaska.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother: Billy Slaughter; and her beloved cat Jessie.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Floral Garden of Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 until 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, January 15, at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Hospice or the Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Activity Fund and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com
Denise and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and days to come.
So sorry for your loss. Always loved talking with Ms Jean & listening to her stories. One special lady for sure. Continued prayers of peace and comfort to you all....Big Hugs
Denise, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of your mother. We remember her from church…such a lovely lady.
So sorry for your lose, Ms. Carver was a great lady and will be dearly missed. Prayers for the family. God Bless
I went to school with Jeans sister, Phyllis. I’ve had you’ll on my mind a lot in the last week. Didn’t realize Jean was in that bad health. Thankful there’s a better place we all strive to go. My thoughts & prayers for the family. She will be missed. 🥰🤗🙏🙏
I have known Jeanie since she and my cousin C.R. dated in high school. What a devoted couple, devoted to each other and to their children, their family, and their extended families. I will miss Jeanie and our phone conversations. Although she suffered much health-wise, she was always so kind and positive. Eric and Denise, I feel sure, know the high esteem in which they were held by their parents, and it was always obvious that those feelings were reciprocal. In this time of grief, God's promise to believers stated in I Thessalonians 4:13-14 can provide much comfort, for this is not the end, but the beginning of a different chapter, one in which we can also have a part. 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. I praise God for this marvelous hope and the comfort it can give during these difficult times. With much love, Eula