Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Carol J. Holloway

3/23/1933 - 1/31/2011

PEKIN ~ Carol J. Holloway, 77, of 3612 Eagle Bend, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2011 at her residence.  She was formerly of Creve Coeur.

Born March 23, 1933 in Peoria to William F. and Florence E. (Cook) Stafford, she married L. Keith Holloway on December 8, 1975 in Pekin.  He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Danny L. Ehrett of Pekin and Dirk P. Ehrett of Creve Coeur; one daughter, Krista S. Vonderheide of Green Valley; one step-son, Jim Holloway of East Peoria; one step-daughter, Jodi (Greg) Peine of East Peoria; five grandchildren, Luke Vonderheide, Colin Ritchason, Caroline Lourgos, Lauren Ehrett and Damon Ehrett; two brothers, Wayne (Karen) Stafford of North Pekin and Lowell (Jenny) Stafford of East Peoria and two sisters, Diane Dunne and Jan Lourgos, both of Pekin.

Her parents preceded her in death.

A graduate of East Peoria Community High School, Carol worked for Hiram Walker in Peoria from 1967 to 1980 on the bottling line and in gift wrapping.

Carol enjoyed entertaining family and friends.  She was very fond of animals and loved to travel.

Her visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2011 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  A private graveside service will be held Saturday in Fon du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria, with Rev. Gary L. Ford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate, 4722 North Sheridan Road, Peoria, IL 61614.

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