Carol L. Honaker, 95 years old, passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Friday July 16th at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Carol was born October 6, 1925 in Sterling, Illinois to the late Arlie and Harriet Leland. Carol was united in marriage to Martin Honaker. Martin preceded her in death in 1996 after 55 years of marriage. Also preceding Carol in death was her first son, Charles (Chucky).
Carol is survived by a son Martin (Kathleen) Honaker of Versailles, Kentucky and a daughter Pamela (Michael) Birchmeier of Butternut, Wisconsin. She cherished her maternal grandchildren, Kelleen (Randy) Hoover, Carrie Dudeck, and Mark (Denise) Honaker; 4 great-grandchildren, Laura and Jacob Hoover, Maxwell and Madeline Honaker. Carol is also survived by her life-loving companion of 22 years, Alfred Crawford and his daughter, Mary Crawford (William Borden). Mary’s two children Patrick and Elsa Borden fondly called her grandma and she too thought of them as her own grandchildren.
Her life was shared with seven generations from her great-grandmother down to her greatgrandchildren with all the cousins, nieces and nephews. Carol had a love for pets whether they were dogs, cats or birds. She was an avid collector of teddy bears. Her life was all about family, their lives and their abundant love for each other. Carol is now with her Lord and Savior who has fulfilled his promise of an eternal life in his kingdom.
A private grave side service for immediate family was held at West Batavia Cemetery where she rests with other family members.
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