|Carol Rae Flesher|
|Date Of Birth:||07/09/1964|
|Date Of Death:||01/30/2012|
|Service Date:||Memorial service at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Visitation one hour prior to the service.|
Carol Rae Flesher
Gridley- Carol Rae Flesher, 47, of Gridley, IL passed away at
4:35 pm on Monday, January 30, 2012 at her residence in
She was born on July 9, 1964 in Gridley, IL a daughter of Ray
and Carol Hoobler Flesher.
Surviving is her mother, Carol F. Flesher of Gridley, IL; three
brothers, Robert Flesher, Herb (Sharon) Flesher, Ed Flesher (fiancé
Hollie Turner) all of Gridley, IL; one sister, Berdena Flesher of
Hilo, Hawaii; one brother-in-law, Jerry Etcheson of Gridley, IL;
five aunts, Martha Umland of Chenoa, IL; Maurine Berg of Normal,
IL; Caroline Whipple of Gridley, IL; Vera Brady of Gridley, IL;
Elva Flesher of Hoopeston, IL; three nieces, two nephews, and one
She was preceded in death by her father, one brother, Jeff; and
one sister, Jenny Lu Etcheson.
Carol was a traveling nurse who worked all over the country for
20 years. She also worked at the Fresno Women's Health Clinic in
Fresno, CA. She had a special love for animals.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February
4, 2012 at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Pastor Andy
Huette will officiate. Visitation will be held for one hour prior
to the service at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be
accorded and burial of ashes will be at later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jenny Lu Etcheson
Nursing Scholarship at Mennonite College of Nursing at Illinois
State University, or the Humane Society. Online condolences may be
sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
- From: David Zehr
Please accept our family's deepest condolences on the loss of Carol Rae. We had kept in touch intermittently over the years and I have many fond memories of being around Ed and your family, especially going racing. We tried to make an effort to stop by and visit your family whenever we were in Gridley for a holiday or other occasion. I treasure the friendship I had with your family over the years and we’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
David & Mary Zehr and the rest of the Zehr family.
- From: Mary Pfister
I am so incredibly sorry about Carol Rae's passing.
She is such a beautiful Soul.
Big Loving Hugs to you all.
- From: karen burtis-retnolds
I am so sorry to hear of your loss,she was a great person who will be missed by every person who knew her.
- From: Ray and Debbie Lane
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sister-in-law. We pray you feel the arms of the Lord, as well as ours, wrapped around you in love, comfort & support. love prayers & blessings. Ray & Debbie
- From: Jon & Cindy Wilson
Carol & Family~
Words can not express my sympathy for the loss of such a Special Women. I am so very sorry that you have to endure so much pain & grief at this time but know that, God is with you & will guide you through each & every day with his Loving Arms. The saying "God will not deal to us what we can not handle", sometimes we feel he does but to keep our Faith in him is what gets us through. Love & Prayers to you Carol & your Family<3
I have Wonderful Memories of Carol Rae & will Always hold them near to my heart.
All My Love~
- From: Jon & Cindy Wilson
Carol & Family~
Words can not express my sympathy for the loss of such a Special Women. I am so very sorry that you have to endure so much pain & grief at this time but know that, God is with you & will guide you through each & every day with his Loving Arms. The saying "God will not deal to us what we can not handle", sometimes we feel he does but to keep our Faith in him is what gets us through. Love & Prayers to you Carol & your Family.
I have Wonderful Memories of Carol Rae & will Always hold them close to my heart.
All My Love~
- From: Randy and Pat Backlund
So sorry to hear about Carol Rae. She was a special person. I have a lot of fond memories of her and I. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.Love Randy and Pat
- From: Jack Gramm
Carol and family...you have my deepest sympathy. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow.
- From: Don and Roberta Leake
Carol, we are SO very sorry. Our hearts just ache for you and your family. We have such fond memories of Carol Rae. Please know that are thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May it help to know that we care deeply....
- From: Steph & DonnaLou Baner
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.
- From: Diana Steward-Ingram
Carol & Family, My heart aches for you & your family. Carol Rae was a very special friend to me during our school years and after. Ed & Herb were also very special. I will treasure all the good times we all shared in your house growing up. You will be in my prayers now & always. Diana Steward-Ingram
- From: Vanessa Ann Garner
Location:Sun City West, AZ
Carol, my sincere thoughts of sympathy are sent your way. Many years ago, my late husband Jim Garner and your husband Ray were stationed together in Colorado Springs in the Air Force. We were from McLean, Illinois. I have thought of you so many times over the years. I am so sorry you have lost another child. I lost my son in June and I know the pain is so unbearable. God be with you and your family. Much love, Ann
- From: Pete & Renee Cunliffe
Carol & Family,
Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you and your Family during this time of sorrow. It seems like only yesterday that I was sitting behind Carol in class, and asking questions about the assignment from Mr. Sax. I tried to make it a point to call, and catch up whenever we were moving from one coast to the other, but it seems like time in not on our side. I had not seen or talked to her since June of 09. God Bless you and your family.
Pete & Renee Cunliffe
- From: Donna Butikofer
Carol & Family: I am so saddened to hear of Carol's passing. She was such a wonderful person inside and out and I enjoyed the time I spent with her at your home and in flags. All of you will be in my prayers and I pray that God will comfort you. Carol will be deeply missed.
- From: Dennis & Jovanka Mersman
Herb,Sharon and family -
So so so very sad to hear about the loss of your sister!!!! Hugs and prayers to you and your family!
Dennis & Jovanka
- From: Carol Gramm-Schrenk
Please know that you are covered by the prayers of many at this time. May God grant you the peace that can only be found in Him.
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Class of 1982
- From: Carole Cooper
Carol and family, I am so saddened to hear of Carol's passing. I remember so fondly growing up with her. She was a wonderful friend and I am blessed for having known her. My prayers are with your family. God Bless, Carole Mastron Cooper
- From: Paige Overly
I just learned of Carol's passing a few minutes ago. Ed, I am so very, very sorry for your family's loss.
I wish I could say that I knew Carol well; maybe share some amusing stories about her. But in truth, I didn't know your sister well. I can only recall one memory of her, standing in the living room with her hands on her hips, furious with you for some transgression, and you, sitting on the couch laughing hysterically at her, only making matters worse. But then, wasn't that the point?
Ed, it seems your family has suffered more than most.
If I knew which words would ease your pain, I would offer them to you. But I suspect those words do not exist.
Please know I'm thinking of you. I will hold you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
- From: Lois Klein
Ooh Carol & family, just thinking of you with love from deep in my heart. May you sense God walking with you yet again as you go through this difficult time. May you feel a peace within your hearts that only He can give. I'll write but this seemed the quickest since we can not be there to help. Our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy, Lois & Ben
- From: Dick And Jan Wilson
Carol, we are so sorry for the loss of your daughter, Carol Rae. She is now with her dad, Bones, brother, Jeff, and sister, Jenny. We send our love to you and rest of family.
- From: Margi (Yergler) Steffen
Dear Flesher family - I am so very sorry to hear of Carol's passing and the loss that you are all dealing with. Your family has had to deal with a great deal of pain & loss in your lives and it seems more than one family should have to take. No words can make it any easier but know that many people are thinking of you and praying for you all. I have wonderful memories of your family, starting with the friendship of my Dad, Knute and Bones. I continue to count Jenny as one of my most special, closest friends in life. Today, Feb. 3 is her birthday and I seem to always remember it year after year. I do not have specific memories of Carol Rae only that Jenny & I probably did not allow her to hang with us since we thought we were big stuff!
So sorry that I will be unable to attend the service but know that I will be holding you all up in prayer during this time and in the days ahead.
- From: Denny and Brenda Gilmore
To all of you, it saddens our hearts for your loss. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Also know when you think you are alone without the Lord, he is in your heart, not your mind. Prayers to all
- From: Bud & Linda Edwards
Location:Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Aunt Carol, I was so shocked to hear about Carol Rae. My heart aches for you and your family during this difficult time. I haven't seen her in years, but I remember she was such a cute little girl.
Wrap your arms around your family to help ease the pain. See you in the summer.
Bud and Linda
- From: Liz Gramm
Dear Carol and family,
May God wrap His arms around you and give you peace and comfort at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sympathy to all.
- From: Dan & Kathy Kinkade
We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Sending our thoughts & prayers.
- From: Roger & Sherree Grinnip
Carol and Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers, no words can express our sorrow for you and your family. May God Bless you all. Roger and Sherree.
- From: Melanie King-Bates
I am a nurse practitioner who worked with Carol in Fresno. While she was always a resource for me professionally, more importantly, she was my friend and I loved her.