Carolyn Firkins

MAHOMET – Carolyn J. Firkins, 82, of Mahomet passed away Monday (Feb. 25, 2013) at Country Health Care in Gifford, where she had been a resident since March 2012.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Olson Funeral Home, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, with Pastor Jon Trott officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Carolyn was born Feb. 19, 1931, at Rockford, the daughter of Martin and Alvera (Johnson) Jordal. She married Donald Firkins on Sept. 1, 1956, in Kirkland, Ill. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2007.

She is survived by her three sons, Larry (Ann) Firkins of Mahomet and their children Andrew Firkins of Kansas City, Mo., and Sarah (Austin) Ducey of Champaign; Rick Firkins of Urbana; and Ron (Carol) Firkins and their sons Jacob, Joel and Will, all of St. Joseph.

She is also survived by her brother, Marvin Jordal of Kingston, Ill.; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Richard) Clark of Batavia, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Carolyn graduated from Kirkland High School in 1948 and from Rockford Business School in 1950. She worked for the DeKalb County Farm Bureau in DeKalb until starting her family.

Carolyn taught Sunday School for many years at the Mayfield Congregational Church, Sycamore, where she was also very active in the Women's Fellowship.

While living in Mahomet, she was a member of the Mahomet United Methodist Church.

Carolyn enjoyed reading, needlework and spending time with her grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Stained Glass Window Fund of Mayfield Congregational Church, 28405 Church Road, Sycamore, in memory of Carolyn and Donald Firkins, or to Country Health Care in Gifford.

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