Carol Jean (Dover) Henschen

September 23, 1942 ~ November 27, 2019 (age 77)


Carol Henschen,  77 yrs of age from Mt. Olive, Illinois
passed away November 27, 2019, at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL.
She was born September 23, 1942 in Cairo, Illinois to Charles E. and
Dorothy M. Dover.  She married Bill N. Mayer Sr. in 1960 and
they later divorced.  She married John E. Henschen on October 15, 1988.  He preceded
her in death on May 8, 2017.
She is survived by three sons, Dennis W. Mayer of Bethany, Illinois,
Bill N. Mayer & wife Robin of Carlinville and Gregory A. Mayer and
wife Kathy of Mt. Olive.
Daughters, Lisa Pfeiffer and husband Ben of Staunton and Michele (Mickey) and
husband Mike Pfeiffer  of Mt. Olive.  Many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Rosemary L. Carron,
a brother in infancy, son Stephen Mayer, her husband John E. Henschen, grandson
Jarrod Kilduff and great grandson Bradyn Durbin.
Carol was a retired bank teller from First National Bank of Staunton.
Carol was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Olive.  She loved being
with her church family and crocheting prayer shawls with ladies of the congregation.
One of her favorite things was going out for lunch with her family after Sunday
She was very active with the Cub and Boy Scouts. when her boys were young and
the family did a lot of camping at Gillespie Lake.
Carol had an infectious smile and loved to laugh.  She and her husband John
loved to travel and spend time at the casino, but their best times were just being
together at the farm enjoying each other and family.
Carol loved going to Bingo with her daughter Lisa and going to dinner with her
Friday afternoon ladies.  She loved life and lived it to the fullest.  She enjoyed
her grandchildren and all of their craziness and they all loved her very much.
She will be greatly missed.
Visitation: Friday, December 6, 2019,  6 - 8:00 p.m., Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL.
Funeral Sevice:  Saturday, December7, 2019, 11:00 a.m. Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive, IL
Minister:  Ben Fiore
Burial: Mt. Olive City Cemetery, Mt. Olive
Memorials:  Zion Lutheran Church // Wounded Warriors
Lunch:  for family and friends will be held in the Zion Lutheran Fellowship Hall served by the ladies of the church.
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, Illinois is in charge of arrangements. 

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December 6, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Becker & Son Funeral Home
221 S Poplar St
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

Funeral Service
December 7, 2019

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
500 S. Old Route 66
Mt. Olive, IL 62069

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