Carol, along with her husband Jim, owned and operated O’Fallon Electric Company for over 30 years. She was a 1960 graduate of Belleville Township High School. She enjoyed traveling and tennis, shopping with friends, and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. Carol had a passion for cooking, decorating and gardening. Her home was included in the 2015 Gardens in Bloom Tour. Nothing was more important to Carol than her family, especially her grandsons. Nothing got in the way of her Tuesday’s with her grandsons as they were growing up. They baked cookies, went shopping and had lunch together.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil Sr. and Mildred, nee Poston, Hensley; her father-in-law, James Eichholz; her mother-in-law, Lillian, nee Eisenhauer, Eichholz; a sister, Virginia (Cecil) Barfield; and a brother-in-law, Herb Glenn.
Surviving are the love of her life of 55 years, James E. Eichholz, whom she married on June 9, 1962;
three children, Lisa (Mike) Brown, Mark (Renae) Eichholz, and Matthew (Tracy) Eichholz, all of O’Fallon, IL;
three grandsons, Brett, Christopher, and Alex Eichholz;
two brothers, Virgil Sr. (Judy) Hensley, and James Hensley;
a sister-in-law, Jane Glenn;
and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BJC Hospice, #1 Professional Drive, Suite 180, Alton, IL 62002, or to Four Hearts Foundation, P.O. Box 361, O’Fallon, IL 62269. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday November 19, 2017, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 20, 2017 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, November 20, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Jason Pierce officiating.
Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.