Carolyn Hish 72 of DeWitt, IL passed away 1:50 AM October 29, 2019 at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL with love and blessings from her family.


Services will be 11 AM Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Pastor John Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM Friday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church Youth Group.


Carolyn was born to the late Russell Frederick and Mattie Sue (Harper) Waldron, February 23, 1947 in Caruthersville, MO. She married Dennis Hish June 2, 1994 in Berryville, AR.


Survivors include her husband, Dennis Hish, DeWitt, IL, 2 daughters, Renay (Richard) VanVickle, Caruthersville, MO; Michelle Stricklan, Kennett, MO, 2 stepchildren of South Carolina. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Brandon (Gabby) VanVickle, Krista Stricklan, and Brianna VanVickle and 3 spoiled, loving great-grandchildren that she adored, as well as her biggest baby Bosco (her dog), 1 brother, David (Pat) Waldron, IL, 2 sisters, Sandra (Chuck) Malin, NB and Lori Britton, MO; along with a number of other loving relatives and close friends. 


She was preceded in death by one sister, Deborah Jones..


A loving mother and homemaker, Carolyn was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially over the holidays. For many years leading up to her passing, she collected a large library of cookbooks and recipes. No one ever left her house without an arm load of cookies, homemade bread or jars of salsa and pickles, (better bring her jars back though). She also loved to travel and could out shop anyone.


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