Carole Mae Jacoby 66, of Mt. Zion, IL passed away at 12:20 a.m., Wednesday June 21, 2023, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.
A service to honor Carole’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery, Lovington, IL. The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Memorials may be made to New Life Pregnancy Center. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at dawson-wikoff.com.
Carole was born January 9, 1957, in Decatur, IL the daughter of Irvin Emmett and Laura Evelyn (Adkins) Burcham. She married Steven Jacoby on June 12, 1977. Carole was a licensed X-ray technician for several local orthopedic surgeons. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Carole was a member of Gt Church. She had served her community in many ways including as an elected Trustee of the Mt. Zion Township board and as a commissioner of the Mt. Zion Village Parks and Recreation board.
Surviving is her husband: Steven of Mt. Zion; daughters: Janelle Bruner of Chatham, Lisa Jacoby of Chatham, Jill Trimby (Jay) of Long Creek, and Careth Jacoby of Mt. Zion, IL; sisters: Sara Gale (Tom) of Lovington, IL, Laura Stinson (Ken) of Somonauk, IL and Julie Yantis of Decatur, IL; seven grandchildren: Macayla Bruner, Lauryn Jacoby, Brooklyn Trimby, Carson Jacoby, Emmett Bruner, Adalyn Trimby, and Grant O’Brien.
Carole was preceded in death by her parents.
Carole has ended her long-time battle fighting cancer. During her battle, she never lost her faith and belief in Jesus Christ walking beside her during this trying time in her life. She patterned her life as a true Christian. Carole was often described as selfless, caring and wise. Her love for her family was truly felt by her husband, girls, and her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed.