Obituaries - Flora CARMACK
Mrs. Kreig Carmack [my note: died April 08, 1960]
Mrs. Flora Carmack passed away Friday evening at the District hospital. She had been a hospital patient just a few days but had been in poor health for some time.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 11, at 2 PM in the Colchester Free Methodist church with the Rev. R. D. Van Nation officiating. Naomi and Evelyn Rockwell sang "Good Night Here, Good Morning Up There", and "Beyond the Sunset" with Mrs. Irene Haines as accompanist. Pallbearers were Bob and Don Rockwell, Marvin Chalfant, Larry and Richard Cavett.
Mrs. Carmack was born April 10, 1893, in Colchester, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Sands Swanson. She lived in Colchester all her life and taught school for 38-1/2 years at Ragtown, White Flock, Thompson College, Hagan, Argyle, Woodville and Hillsgrove rural schools and in Colchester Grade School. She was a member of the Free Methodist church and an active worker in the church as long as her health permitted. She was married April 24, 1920 to Kreig Carmack who survives. She also leaves four brother, Albert and Oscar Swanson on Colchester, Clyde and Cliff of East Peoria and one sister, Mrs. Anna Swanson of Colchester.
Two brothers, Elmer and Albert, two sisters, Elma and Edith and one infant are deceased.
By her life, she set a wonderful example to the students she taught and her many friends in the Colchester community sincerely mourn her passing.
Contributed by Kathy Lathrop