Carolyn S. Herley
CAROLYN S. HERLEY, 93, of Odin, IL died July 9, 2019 at the Odin Health
Born July 20, 1925 in Merriam, Kansas, she was the daughter of James and Elsie
Of strong faith, Carolyn was a member of the St. Theresa of Avila Catholic
Church in Salem. She served 25 years as a Girl Scout leader. She always worked
in food services, and will be remembered working at Hardee's in Salem, Denny's
and the Little Egypt Pancake House, formerly located in Salem. At her
retirement, she had worked 79 years as a waitress.
She married David F. Herley in 1949, and they later divorced.
Surviving are her children, David F. Herley, Jr. of Odin, James Herley of
Carbondale, IL, Mark (Jean Ann) Herley of Xenia, IL, Elizabeth Triem of
Blanchardville, WI, and Theresa (Bill) Linder of Iuka, IL, along with 17
grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sister, Roberta (Eldon) Weaver of Hutchinson, KS.
In addition to her parents and former husband, she is preceded in death by sons
Patrick Herley and Danny Herley.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the St. Theresa of Avila
Catholic Church in Salem with Fr. Michael Hussey, OMI officiating. Burial will
follow at the Alma Cemetery.
A Rosary will be spoken at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening, followed by visitation from
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem.
The family suggest masses be made to St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church for
those wishing to make a donations in Carolyn's memory, and left with the Rankin
Funeral Home, entrusted with the family's care.