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Carol L. Libey

Carol Libey passed away peacefully on September 6, 2022 in McHenry, Illinois, with her loving family by her side.

Carol Anne Lee was born on June 11, 1934, to Gwen (Eakins) Lee and C. Keith Lee. She grew up in Lombard, IL, the second of three sisters, a red-headed mischief-maker with a lively imagination.

Carol attended Iowa State University in Ames, IA, but transferred to Bowling Green University in Ohio. She graduated with a degree in Education from Bowling Green in 1956.

She married Court Libey, a fellow Bowling Green student, in 1956, and their first daughter, Wendy, was born the following year. They welcomed daughters Donna in 1960 and Julie in 1962.

In 1975, Carol went to work as a manufacturing scheduler for Sherwin Williams, Container Division (later Continental Can), in Elgin, IL. She enjoyed her work and made many friends during her 25+ years there.

Carol enjoyed music, the arts, and she loved to travel. Drawn to water in all forms, she often sought destinations where she could sail, ski, scuba dive, or snorkel. She also enjoyed memorable trips with her sisters, Barbara and Linda.

Carol is survived by her three daughters, Wendy Menefee-Libey and her husband David, Donna Zenger, Julie Hanson and her husband Bob, by her beloved sisters Barbara (Tom) Nissen and Linda Ruff, and her ex-husband Court Libey. She leaves behind seven grandchildren, Patrick Zenger (Sarah Baker), Blake Hanson (Jen Walker), Sam Menefee-Libey, Kelly Zenger (Steven Schultz), Ike Menefee-Libey, Taylor Hanson (Tyler Sciortino), and Nell Menefee-Libey, as well as her great-granddaughter Veronica Zenger, six nephews, and family friend Allyson Fessler. She was preceded in death by her niece, Kristi Ann Nissen, and her brother-in-law, Ken Ruff.

A special thank you to all that cared for her in her later years. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or ProMedica Hospice, Buffalo Grove, IL.

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