Carole L. Alden

March 14, 1935April 30, 2012

Carole L. Alden, 77, of Bartonville, Illinois, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 14, 1935 in Peoria, Illinois. She was the daughter of Harry and Zella (Howell) Steiner. Carole married E. Leon Alden on July 25, 1968 in Peoria, Illinois. He survives, along with four children, Christy (Larry Friend) Roberts of Peoria, Sue (Ron) Armstrong of Bartonville, Scott (Diana) Alden of East Peoria, Billy (Annita) Simpsen of Brereton, Illinois. She has six grandchildren, Ashley Simpsen, Billy Rieck, Nicole Kraus, Shannon, Dion and Sarah Alden. There are two great grandchildren, Brayden Allen Rieck and Dallas Nau. She has one brother, Wayne Steiner of Minnesota. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ellen and Lois. Carole was a former co-owner of Lewis Cabinet in Peoria, working over 30 years, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed oil painting and fine needle work. She attended First English Lutheran Church in Peoria. Funeral services will be Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. The Rev. Dr. James Lillie will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday at the funeral chapel. Cremation rites will be accorded following services and her remains will be buried at Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Central Illinois Children’s Hospital. You may view Carole’s life story at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 4, 2012

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Marty n Maria Heathcoat

May 5, 2012

Bill, sorry for your loss. We are saddened that we are not able to attend the services. We send you and your family are heartfelt sympathy. Fondly, Marty & Maria

BEVERLY ofPeoria

May 5, 2012

As GOD Plans the time and place for Everything...SO SAD..not According to our own Schedule..Carole was given such a Good life to be prepared in this Lifetime to go "home" taking that last breath on Earth with her whole loving family...within the grasp of so many memories and so much love.

Buck Monica and rudy Spann

May 3, 2012

Carol was a kind sweet frend. we will miss her verry much.

Angela Crumby Davis

May 2, 2012

Carole was one of the sweetest, loving and caring people that I have ever known. She will definately be missed. I miss you all and God bless you and your family.

Linda Bushnell (Crumby)

May 2, 2012

Sorry for the loss of your mother. You all are in my prayers. May God Bless you all at this time of need. Love Linda

Linda Bushnell (Crumby)

May 2, 2012

Sorry for the loss of your mother. You all are in my prayers. May God Bless you all at this time of need. Love, and God Bless, Linda

Roberta Hein

May 2, 2012

A friend and will be missed. No more lunches after a day fishing, memories abound. Love you Carol. Bert

Bill and Shirley Fee

May 2, 2012

One of the kindness lady we ever had the pleasure of knowing you are and will allways be missed.

Serran Aaron

May 1, 2012

She was a very dear and loving friend. We will miss her smiling face and will continue to keep the family in our prayers. You all are being missed!
Sue and Jimmy Dixon
Serran and Girls