OBITUARY

Carol Jean Staley

June 4, 1938December 4, 2018
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Carol, 80 years old, of Dyer, IN, formerly of the east side of Chicago, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Franciscan Munster Hospital. She was born June 4, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Shea) Welch. She is survived by her daughters, Rose (Robert) Oljace, Linda (Marcus) Jordan of Dyer, IN, son James (Helen) Staley of Whiting, IN, and son-in-law Ronald Powell; grandchildren, Christtina Powell (Eugene Stewart), Jason Powell, Robert Costello, Christopher Costello, Aubrie (Steven) DeYoung, Katherine (Matthew) Cudzilo, Robert (Hayley) Oljace, James Staley, Danielle Costello (Nick Zurawski), Michael Oljace, Monica Oljace (Ryan Johnson), and Ryan Oljace; great grandchildren, Symone, Mya, Wyatt, Ace, Bentley, Ella, and Owen. Preceded in death by daughter, Debra Powell and great grandson, Christopher Powell. Dearest sister of Carl Welch, Daniel (Lois) Welch, the late Shirley Mae Welch, the late George Welch, the late William (late Grace), and the late Robert (late Charlotte) Welch. Carol leaves behind many nieces and nephews that affectionately called her “Aunt Sis” and her loving canine companion “Girl”. Carol was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many. She was an animal lover who compassionately helped rescue many cats. She enjoyed the hunt for a bargain, thrifting, and sharing her finds with her loved ones. Other hobbies were genealogy and dining out with friends and family. Carol will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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  • Carol, 80 years old, of Dyer, IN, formerly of the east side of Chicago, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Franciscan Munster Hospital. She was born June 4, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Shea) Welch.
    She is survived by her daughters, Rose (Robert) Oljace, Linda (Marcus) Jordan of Dyer, IN, son James (Helen) Staley of Whiting, IN, and son-in-law Ronald Powell; grandchildren, Christtina Powell (Eugene Stewart), Jason Powell, Robert Costello, Christopher Costello, Aubrie (Steven) DeYoung, Katherine (Matthew) Cudzilo, Robert (Hayley) Oljace, James Staley, Danielle Costello (Nick Zurawski), Michael Oljace, Monica Oljace (Ryan Johnson), and Ryan Oljace; great grandchildren, Symone, Mya, Wyatt, Ace, Bentley, Ella, and Owen.
    Preceded in death by daughter, Debra Powell and great grandson, Christopher Powell.
    Dearest sister of Carl Welch, Daniel (Lois) Welch, the late Shirley Mae Welch, the late George Welch, the late William (late Grace), and the late Robert (late Charlotte) Welch.
    Carol leaves behind many nieces and nephews that affectionately called her “Aunt Sis” and her loving canine companion “Girl”.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Carol Jean Staley

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Monica Oljace

December 7, 2018

Grandma, you were so very loved by all of your friends and family. Although no amount of time could ever be enough, I am so thankful for all of the wonderful memories I was able to make with you. Thank you for bringing my beautiful mother and her siblings into this world. If not for you, I would not be here enjoying this thing called life. You were such a beautiful woman inside and out. I already miss you more than you could imagine. I know you'll have the best seat in the house when Ryan and I get married. I hope you can watch your grand and great grand children grow up with a sense of pride; they have you and many others to look up to. Forever grateful for all of the laughs, smiles, and memories that I will cherish and hold dear to my heart. I'll carry you with me everywhere i go. I love you always.

Karen McMillion

December 7, 2018

Carol, my mom's dearest friend.... You shared wonderful memories together thru your 40 years of friendship and you are going to be missed. Like mom we have the beautiful and cherished memories of you..a wonderful friend to my dad after mom's passing, always putting others before yourself, your love of animals, looking for bargains and fun luncheons talking about family and old times over pizza. You wrote to my mom that "we will meet again one day and pick up where you left off " and I know you doing just that over pizza. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family and may God comfort them during this difficult time. You are forever in our hearts.

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Biography

Carol, 80 years old, of Dyer, IN, formerly of the east side of Chicago, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Franciscan Munster Hospital. She was born June 4, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Shea) Welch.
Carol was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend to many. She was an animal lover who compassionately helped rescue many cats. She enjoyed the hunt for a bargain, thrifting, and sharing her finds with her loved ones. Other hobbies were genealogy and dining out with friends and family. Carol will be missed by all who knew and loved her.