Carroll Stanhope

Carroll Stanhope

Carroll Albert Stanhope, 91, of Albion, Ill., passed from this life to the next on Monday, April 1 at his home.

He was born September 8, 1927 in Browns, Ill. to Frank F. and Carrie St. Clair (Berry) Stanhope. He married Alma Doris (Sailer) on August 4, 1951 at the First Methodist Church in Carmi, Ill. and she survives.

Carroll graduated from Albion High School in 1945 and from Eastern Illinois State College, now Eastern Illinois University, in 1949. He taught at both West Salem and Edwards County Sr. High School, retiring in 1985 after 36 years. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Albion and enjoyed antiquing in his retirement years.

He is survived by his wife of almost 68 years, Alma; one daughter, Kay Stanhope of Evansville, Ind.; two sons: Kent (Gena) Stanhope of Albion and Kris (Natalie) Stanhope of Browns, Ill.; four grandchildren: Sydney (Nick) Gracyalny of Albion, Emma Garcia of Albion, Ean Stanhope of Evansville, Ind., and Lydia Stanhope of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and four great-grandchildren: Sophie, Gideon, Maggie, and Emmett.

Carroll was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Greg Albert Stanhope.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. until noon at Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home in Albion. The funeral service will be held at noon at the funeral home with burial to follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the ECTA, for the Edwards County Teachers Association Scholarship Fund, and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Ingram-Meridith Funeral Home of Albion is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.