Carol Hales

Posted 9/12/22

NEWMAN – Carol A. Hales left this world on Friday, Sept. 9, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

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Carol Hales

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NEWMAN – Carol A. Hales left this world on Friday, Sept. 9, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Joines Funeral Home is helping with the arrangements.


Mrs. Hales was born Nov. 19, 1947, Edwards County, IL, the daughter of Clifton and Dolores Bender. She taught school at West Salem IL after graduating from Eastern Illinois University. She then met her husband Kent and they moved to Brocton, IL. They had 51 amazing years together.

She is survived by her husband Kent of Brocton; three daughters, Keri (Bill Liffick) of Tuscola, IL, Jana (Allen Willison) of Moscow Mills, MO and Jami (Kenneth Ramm) of Royal, IL; five grandchildren, Jacie and Noah Willison, Juliana Liffick  and Mason and Brylee Ramm; three brothers, Alan (Carol) Bender of Keller, TX., Fred (Terry) Bender of Mt. Carmel and Robert Bender of Inverness, FL.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Larry Bender.

Mrs. Hales was employed for 13 years at the Harry & David's store in Tuscola until it closed.


She will be remembered for being a wonderful mother and grandmother, who enjoyed putting together Charles Wysocki puzzles, reading mysteries and cooking for her family -- especially her pecan pie and deviled eggs. No family meal was complete without them. She is going to be sorely missed. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital Cancer Center.