Carolyn Vaupel, 82 of Carmi passed away at 3:25 AM Sunday, February 14, 2021 with her family at her side in Carmi. She was born on July 17, 1938 in Joppa, IL. She was the daughter of Rev. Walter and Daisy (Bolen) Fagan. Carolyn married Lowell Vaupel on June 1, 1956 and he survives. She had previously worked as a sales associate at Sears Roebuck Company then served several years as a customer representative for two local Carmi denture firms until her retirement.
She attended Kingdom Baptist Church in Carmi, Carolyn loved meeting and getting to know people. She didn’t ever meet a stranger. She would make a lasting impact on everyone she met. Carolyn was known for her spunk, style and tenacity. She was very talented at the piano and shared her love of music with her friends and family. Carolyn enjoyed playing cards, shopping and most importantly spending time with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her husband and love of her life, Lowell, raised 5 children and instilled values that continue to be passed down to their grandchildren and great grandchildren for generations to come.
Carolyn is survived by her husband of 64 years, Lowell Eugene Vaupel of Carmi IL; five children Dwain (Debbie) Vaupel of Marion IL; Ken (Laurie) Vaupel of Findlay OH; David (Mindy) Vaupel of Swansea IL; Dianna (Mike) Anderson of Carmi IL and Becky (Don) Puckett of Carmi IL. Twelve grandchildren Courtney Ackerman and Ryan Vaupel; Ty Vaupel and Paige Busch; Rylie Wheeler and Dillon Vaupel; Tarah Evans, Kaci Konrath, and Brynn Anderson and Ashley Gibbs, Lindsay Ufert and Grayson Puckett and twenty two great grandchildren and a great grandson due in April 2021 One brother, David (Evelyn) Fagan; one sister Linda (Vernon) Coale and a special nephew Darrel (JoAnn) Kiefer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Elaine Kiefer, Hall, Clifford, Jane (Bernie) Holcomb and one great grandson, Clayton Konrath.
A celebration of life for Carolyn Vaupel, will be held Wednesday, February 17, 2021 with Visitation from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm with funeral services to follow at First Baptist Church in Carmi. Memorial contributions can be made to White County Ambulance Service and Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.
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White County Ambulance Service
P.O. Box 339, Carmi IL 62821
Hospice of Southern Illinois
204 Halfway Rd., Marion IL 62959