J. Carol Ponton, age 85, of Tuscola, IL, formerly of Peotone, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at the Tuscola Health Care Center.
She was born on December 25, 1935, the daughter of Edward and Justine (Dole) Gall. She married Laurence E. Ponton on May 5, 1956 in Peotone. He passed away on September 9, 2004. Carol worked as a waitress at many local Peotone restaurants over the years. She was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone. She enjoyed solving find-a-word puzzles, singing, and baking. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Carol had a great sense of humor and was loved by all. She will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children, Penny Sharp of Tuscola, Debra (Wayne) McAfee of Tuscola, Todd (Fondra) Ponton of Bourbonnais, Carry (Erick McKinley) Velazquez of Joliet, and Tracy Larios of Bourbonnais; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Chad) Zavala, Noel Martinez, Jason (Tracy) McAfee, Justin (Brooke) Kistler, Jeremy (Jamie) McAfee, Skyler Ponton, Stephanie (Luis)Velazquez, Karissa (Keandre) Velazquez, Destyne (Leonard) Velazquez, Meaghan Chavez, Valeria Chavez, Abigail (Ben) Slager, Lauren Chavez; 19 great-grandchildren with 2 on the way; and a brother and sister-in-law, Edward (Sandra) Gall of Peotone. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and 2 sisters, Sharon Hartman and Sue Price.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with funeral services being held at 12:00 p.m., Deacon Jim Kelly officiating. Due to the global health pandemic (COVID-19) the wearing of a face covering will be required to enter the funeral home and social distancing must be observed. The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will take place at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
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