Carolena “Carol” Mae Largent, 85, a resident at Snyder Village in Metamora, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
Born September 30, 1936, to Vincent and Thelma Schaub at their home in Kickapoo/Edwards. She married Mike Largent on January 19, 1973. He died January 8, 2018.
Surviving are 5 children: Greg (Jody) Funk of Metamora, Randy (Silver) Largent of Midwest City, OK, Mike (Kirsten) Largent of East Peoria, Todd Largent of East Peoria, Michelle Largent of Metamora and her loving shih tzu Sophie. 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and her 6 siblings, Tom (Ursula) of Eagle River, WI, Helen Smith of Rockmart, GA, Vincent Jr. of Panama City, FL, Betty (Keith) Adkison of Marquette Heights, Kathy of Elmwood and Steve of Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Fran Losey of TX, her brother Jim of GA and one great grandson.
Born on the family farm, she immediately became a hard worker helping her dad outside and her mom inside helping with her siblings. She graduated from Academy of Our Lady in 1954. She raised her family in Germantown Hills and helped her husband Mike pump gas at Mike’s Marathon on Sterling Ave. She was a successful Realtor with RE/MAX in the tri-county area for 13 years. They retired to Chokoloskee, FL in 1996 where they lived in their RV for 20 years. Carol returned to Illinois in July 2021.
Carol enjoyed traveling, fishing and loving on her numerous dogs over the years. She was extremely proud of raising 5 successful children and was surrounded with love. She was of the Catholic faith. Her infectious laugh and smile will be dearly missed.
A huge thank you to the loving staff at Snyder Village (especially Nate) and Hospice for helping her through her final days with family by her side.
No services will be held as Carol’s wishes were the same as her husband’s. Cremation has been accorded and her children will spread her in the Gulf at Mike’s coordinates.
The day she passed was the same day hurricane Ian passed through Florida. The family requests memorials be made to The Volunteer Florida Foundation (include Florida Disaster Fund in the memo line) at 1545 Raymond Diehl Rd, Suite 250, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
The Volunteer Florida Foundation
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250, Tallahassee FL 32308