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Carolyn Sue (Wilkinson) Shutt, 82, of Danville, passed away at 4:35 p.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Hawthorne Inn in Danville.
She was born February 25, 1935, in Danville, the daughter of Marie (Wilkinson) Peterson.
On August 14, 1955, Carolyn married the love of her life, Jack Kenner Shutt, at Danville Bethel Lutheran Church. They spent the next 56 years together before his passing in September of 2011.
Surviving Carolyn are a daughter, Cathie Lynn (Michael) Kramer of Danville; son, Gregg Kenner (Nancy) Shutt of Danville; three grandchildren, Alika Marie Kramer, Kenner Jack Shutt and Linna Caroline Shutt; brother-in-law, Charles (Jean) Shutt and their children Allison, Jill and Shelly; niece, Debra (Don) Christian; and great-niece Michelle Beeson. She also leaves behind her beloved dog, Mr. Boo.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, husband, and sisters Mary Ann (Tom) Graham and Phyllis (Joe) Alexander.
Carolyn was a 1953 graduate of Danville High School. She then spent the next 65 years caring for her family and friends, whom she truly loved. She enjoyed attending any activity her children and grandchildren were involved in. She was a lovable woman with a great personality and sense of humor. She will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. For this, she will be truly missed.
The family would like to thank the staff at Presence and Hawthorne in Danville for providing wonderful care for Carolyn.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday January 31, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Burial will be in Gordon Cemetery in Danville. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please join Carolyn's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on January 29, 2018
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