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Carol Speakman

March 13, 1949 December 11, 2018
Carol Speakman
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Obituary for Carol Speakman


Carol Ann Speakman age 69, of Mattoon, IL passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
Carol retired from Waldenbooks in the Cross County Mall. Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Lee Speakman; children, Jodi Speakman, Eric (Christina) Speakman and Megan (Andre) Powell; grandchildren, Zachary Shadden and Sara Speakman; and brother in-law Tim Speakman. Carol was preceded in death by her beloved oldest son Todd.
Carol was born on March 13, 1949 in Mattoon, IL, the daughter of Eric and Sara (Hinderliter) Ray. She married Lee Speakman on December 30, 1966. They spent an amazing 52 years together making a life and family. All their years together were full of joy and happiness but not without challenges and hardships. As a testament to Carol’s strength and tenacity she always found the joy in everything no matter the difficulty. As a way for her family to honor her determination to find the silver lining, there will be a celebration of Carol’s Life held at her home at: 2217 Champaign Ave in Mattoon IL on Saturday December 15th from 2-6pm. Bring warm hearts, cold spirits and great stories to share.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be given to Camp New Hope. Online condolences may be expressed at or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.

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