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Carol J. Chamberlain
(08-24-1932 - 02-10-2013)

Carol Jean (Borchers) Chamberlain passed away on February 10, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Illinois.  She was 80 years old.

Carol was pre-deceased by her loving husband, Eugene, her parents, Glenn and Mildred Borchers, and her brother, Jerry.
Carol will always be held in the grateful, loving memories of her children: Patricia (Robert), Timothy, Douglas (Donna), Kathleen (Darren), Colleen, James, Sean (Lisa).

Carol was born in Aurora, IL on August 24, 1932. She graduated from Hinckley High School with top honors.  Carol came from a hard-working farm family so soon after graduation; she moved to the ‘big city’, Hampshire, Illinois and began her working career as an office manager in a local lumber company.  She soon met and fell in love with a young plumber, Eugene, who she married on June 14, 1952.  They eventually relocated to Elgin, Illinois where they lived the remainder of their lives.

Carol and Gene enjoyed a lifelong relationship filled with many memorable events including:  raising  seven children, fishing, working a variety of jobs including as a bus driver and at the Grand Victoria Casino, volunteering generously, and offering sage advice whenever it was needed.  Carol was a talented poet, musician, teacher, homemaker, and mother – she enjoyed life and was always willing to help out anyone in need.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 272 Division St., Elgin.  Burial will follow in St. Charles Borromeo Church Cemetery, Hampshire.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8 pm in the Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family.  For information 847-742-2100 or to leave Condolences, memories, and cherished stories www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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