Carolyn Percivall

Carolyn Percivall
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Carolyn Sue Percivall, nee Swacker, 85, of Belleville, IL, born November 26, 1933, in St. Louis, MO, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019, at St. Paul’s Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Percivall was an exceptional mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and loved to spend time with her family.  She worked for several years as a telephone operator before her marriage.  Carolyn was a graduate of BTHS and still enjoyed luncheons with former classmates. She was a member of Crossroads Christian Church, Caseyville, IL.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George Percivall Jr., whom she married on May 1, 1954, at Signal Hill Methodist Church, Belleville, IL, and who died on January 9, 2010; her parents, Jesse F. and Helen L., nee Classen, Swacker; one sister, Shirley (John) Neal; a son-in-law, Thomas Hull; and a brother-in-law, John S. Percivall.

Surviving are a son, George S. (Nancy) Percivall III of Crofton, MD;
two daughters, Laura S. (William) Koehler of Belleville, IL, and Jessie Kay Hull of New Baden, IL;
eight grandchildren, Sara (Joseph) Mudd, Eric Hull, Katie (Scotty) Manno, Melissa (Scott) Kiser, Natalie Koehler (Travis Kawalec), Amanda Koehler, Bryan Percivall, and Joseph Percivall;
six great-grandchildren, Khloe Manno, McKenzie Manno, Abigail Kiser, Hannah Kiser, Wyatt Mudd, and Kade Hull;
a sister, Janet (Joseph) Martin of Louisiana, MO,
a sister-in-law, Lynn Percivall of Raleigh, NC;
and numerous close nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Senior Living Community or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m.  Thursday, April 4, 2019, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Gary James officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL, at a later date.


6 Comments on Carolyn Percivall

Jean (Hoff) Cudney said : Guest Report May 02, 2019 at 5:20 PM

Laura, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how kind your mom was to all of us as children. Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Hope everyone is doing well.

  • St. Cgarles
  • MO
Virginia Barthel said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 7:37 PM

George,Laura and Jessie, My sincere sympathy on your loss. Virginia Barthel

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Maureen said : Guest Report Apr 03, 2019 at 3:58 PM

Laura and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Millstade
  • IL
Jean Hohm said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2019 at 6:07 PM

So sorry for your loss. I have great memories of days gone by as neighborhood and grade school friends. It is difficult to lose a mom. Please find comfort in knowing we are thinking of you and your family. With Love Jeanne (Campbell) Hohm

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Laura said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2019 at 1:48 PM

I miss you!

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jane E. Jolley said : Guest Report Apr 02, 2019 at 12:23 PM

Dear Laura, Jesse, 'Little' George and families. Please accept my deepest sympathy with the passing of your Mother. It has been my pleasure to have Carolyn as a friend for over 50 years. Lots of fun memories of ball games, band concerts, card games and 'big' George's New Years Eve birthday parties among them. Just know in your hearts that your Mother is in a better place at peace and hopefully with George once again. Love for all of you, Jane Jolley (Crass)

  • Myrtle Beach,SC29588
  • South Carolina

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