MOUNT VERNON – Carol Ann Pixley, 81, of Mount Vernon, passed away at 8 a.m. Aug. 10, 2018, at her residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Wabash County, to the late Marshall Hinderliter and Evadna (Beal) Hinderliter. She married Loren William Pixley on June 17, 1956, in Mount Carmel. They were blessed with 60 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on July 18, 2017.
Carol is survived by her son, William Pixley and wife Sharon of Mount Vernon; daughters, Lee Ann Pixley of Auburn, Indiana, and Mary (Pixley) Hall and husband, Jeff of Braintree, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Tyler, Maria, and Laina; great-grandchild, David; brother, Bob Hinderliter and wife, Iris; sister-in-law, Lee Hinderliter; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Richard Hinderliter; and sister, Fleida Wright.
Carol graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She taught elementary aged children over the course of many years. Carol was a member of Immanuel Methodist Church in Olney, Illinois and was a member of their quilting club. Carol was a proud member of the Richland Heritage Museum Foundation. She loved gardening, canning and preserving, quilting, square dancing, reading, and redecorating. In Carol’s honor, the family would like to give a special thank you to the Mount Vernon Hospice team for their care.
A private service will be held at a later date with Chaplain Chuck Smith and Mr. David Bailey officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the SSM Health at Home Hospice or to the Richland Heritage Museum Foundation.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.