Carolyn Mae Tolo
April 7, 1932 – June 29, 2019
Carolyn Mae Tolo, 87, of Peoria, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Carolyn was born April 7, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Charles and Helen (Taylor) Wilson. She is preceded in death by her four husbands: Henry Kijowski, Kelly B. Douglass, Pastor John Neff, and Rev. Paul G. Tolo. She is also preceded in death by her sister Pat Salzman, and her son Keith Douglass. Surviving are her three children, Drake (Carol) Kijowski of Manalapan, NJ., Brian Kijowski of Champaign, IL., and Karen Douglass of Salt Lake City, UT; one step-daughter, Anne Smith of Tallula, IL; granddaughter, Kristen J. Kijowski and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Carolyn's career as an RN in Illinois had many chapters. She worked in a maternity ward and an ER in Chicago. Downstate she was a psychiatric nurse at Kankakee State Hosp. and also St. Joseph's Hosp. in Joliet. She worked with the intellectually disabled at Lincoln State School in Lincoln. She later worked as a traveling county nurse (Menard County) serving those unable to travel. She retired in 1998 after which she served as a hospital volunteer for many years. Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 2 pm Friday, July 5 at Lutheran Hillside Village. Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hillside Village Benevolent Fund and the First Church of the Nazarene in Peoria, of which she was a member. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.
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Carolyn Mae Tolo
Steve & Cynthia Salzman
July 3, 2019
Deepest sympathies to Brian, Drake and family... Carol will always be fondly remembered for her courage and loving soul. The memories we share will live forever in our hearts. Her witty, wise and sage advice delivered in her unique quirky manner assured us all of her endless love... Yours in Christ. Nephew Steve & Cynthia