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Carol M. Gillette

November 23, 1959 — November 20, 2022


Carol M. Gillette

Age 62 of Godley, Illinois and formerly of Silver Springs, Florida, died Sunday evening, November 20, 2022 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois.

Born November 23, 1959 in Kankakee, Illinois, Carol Marie was a daughter of Robert and Rita (Hurrel) Senesac. She was raised in Kankakee and attended Bradley Bourbonnais High School. On July 11, 1988, Carol married Lester Gillette in Las Vegas, and he survives.

Carol was a member of the South Wilmington Fireman’s Club, and most recently worked as a gate guard there, as well as at Coal City Area Club. In addition over the past years, Carol worked various seasonal retail positions, but her primary role was that of a wife and mother. Aside from her family she lived for her dogs; enjoyed collecting shot glasses and Yankee Candles, and will be most remembered as a selfless soul.

Survivors include her husband, Lester; one daughter, Cristine (Rich) Sinks of Herscher; three grandchildren: Caleb Gudridge of Herscher, Promise Hicks of Danville and Dakota Bull of New York; one brother, Vernon Senesac (Bonnie) of Bradley and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dale (Gayle) Gillette of Chatsworth, Illinois, Linda Lemen of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jeannie (Mike) Scott of Fairbury, Illinois, and Rita Scanlon of Bloomington, Illinois; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: David, Ronnie, and Kenny Senesac; brothers in law and sisters in law: Marilyn Verville, Pat Scanlon, Loren Gillette, Betty Gillette, Gene Lemen, and Mary Beth Gillette in infancy.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway Street (one block north of Illinois Route 113), in Coal City from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and inurnment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Carol’s memory to the American Cancer Society.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Carol’s memorial page via social media.

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City (815) 634-2125.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Carol M. Gillette, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central (no DST) time)

Reeves Funeral Home Coal City

75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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