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Jean L. Carrick
(03-14-1937 - 01-11-2018)

Jean L. Carrick, 80, a lifelong resident of Elgin, passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with leukemia, on Thursday, January 11, 2018. She retired from Nursing at Sherman Hospital after 30+ years of service. Her passion was her dog Taffy and to feed and care for any stray animal that came her way. She was preceded in death by her dog Taffy, her daughter Lora Kellum Donovan, and both her parents Paul and Ruth Pryde. She is survived by her daughter Kathy Kellum Szpekowski (Tony). Grandchildren Jennifer Kendle, Jon Jake Cantu, Alison Musaraca (Tyler Clarke), Matthew Romero, Jeremy (Kathryn) Romero, Angela Richter, and Michael Richter. Her Great Grandchildren Richard, Jesse, Rusty, Kayla, Addie, Emma, Vivian, Gabriel, Loraleigh, Maddie. A very special Thank you to her long time caring friend Kathie Parsons who came and shared several hours with her on final day. Funeral services will be held on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 10:00am in Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will follow at Bluff City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial can be given to ASPCA or Leukemia Lymphoma Society. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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