Carol L’Hote

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Carol Marie L’Hote, nee McElligott, 70, of Mascoutah, IL, born August 7, 1948, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, February 2, 2019, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, IL.

Carol was a legal secretary at Carmody MacDonald P.C. in Clayton, MO. Carol was a kind and gentle woman who had a love for learning and valued the importance of education. She brought a smile and joy to everyone around her and had an unquestionable faith in God’s love.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon yours and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6: 24-26)

She was preceded in death by her father, James McElligott; a sister-in-law, Colleen McElligott; and a brother-in-law, Bernard John L’Hote.

Surviving are her husband, Edward L’Hote;
a son, Edward Jr. (Gail) L’Hote;
a daughter, Amy (Darren) Fults;
three grandchildren, Adam Fults, Olivia Fults, and Dakota L’Hote;
her mother, Mary, nee Self, McElligott;
four brothers, Gary (Jo Anne) McElligott, Michael McElligott, Glen (Donna) McElligott, and Neil (Sandie) McElligott;
two sisters, Lois Larch, and Beth (David) Zahn;
a sister-in-law, Margaret (Walter) Dixon;
and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m, Friday, February 8, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


9 Comments on Carol L’Hote

Alysia Macklin said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2019 at 7:53 PM

Carol L'Hote, you were always so kind to me. Whenever we saw each other we would talk and laugh. I will miss you. My condolences to your family.

  • MO
Cynthia (Cindy) Brumitt-Wellener said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 9:40 PM

My Sweet Cousin Carol Marie, has left us all too soon! Life certainly seems unfair for those of us left to question our Loss, & we are selfish,when it comes to the people we love so much! We have to believe that SHE is going to a better place,& has all of her loved ones that went before her,wrapped tightly around her Beautiful Spirit! YOU WERE LOVED,Sweet Lady, & will be missed terribly!!! Love you Carol Marie! xoxo, Cindy

  • Dushore
  • PA
Bill Kluge said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2019 at 3:44 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Pennie Pavlisin, ICU RN said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2019 at 11:20 PM

My deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss. Although I just knew her for a short time, Carol was a very kind lady and I know she will be missed by all. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers for God to wrap his gentle arms around you and bring you peace.

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois
Sandy Isam said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2019 at 5:55 PM

All of our love and prayers to all of you. Carol was a hard worker and loved her family so much. She can now rest with the angels and be at peace.

  • Dushore
  • PA
Mary Ellen Mickey said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Prayers go out to Carol's family. I enjoyed working with Carol. She always had a smile on her face. She was a kind and gentle soul. You will be missed Carol.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Phyllis Fernandez said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Carol was a wonderful person and co-worker. I will miss her poems and her quick wit. See you soon my friend.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Charlyn Whie said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2019 at 1:28 PM

I am so sorry to hear about Carol passing. She was so pleasant to work with and wrote the funniest poems ever. I thought she should have written a book of all her poems. I will miss Carol very much. Charlyn White

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Tim McElligott said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2019 at 1:19 PM

Rejoice my dear cousin for God is holding you in the palm of his hand.

  • Fenton
  • Missouri

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