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Harriett L. Carey

November 15, 1938 — September 16, 2023

Harriett L. Carey, 84, formerly of Illiopolis, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Taylorville Care Center.

Harriett was born November 15, 1938, in Mt. Auburn, the daughter of Charles and Bessie (Shartzer) Adams. She married Max Eugene Carey on July 4, 1958, at the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ He preceded her in death on April 10, 2016.

For several years, Harriett worked for DeKalb in Illiopolis. In her retirement, she worked for Johnson Food Center in Illiopolis and then Taylor Pharmaceutical in Decatur. Harriett and Max enjoyed taking trips to play BINGO. In Max’s later years, they spent much of their time camping at the Riverfront Campground in Shelbyville.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank, Arthur, Benjamin, Leroy, and Joe Adams; and sisters, Mamie Patrick and Shirley Daley.

Harriett is survived by her daughter, Karen (husband, Bryan) Patton of Mt. Auburn; grandchildren, Nic Patton of Mt. Auburn, Jensen (husband, Kenny) O’Brien of Morrisonville, and Tess Patton of Mt. Auburn; great grandson, Coop O’Brien; sister, Grace (husband, Jr.) Christopher formerly of Edinburg; sister-in-law, Luella List of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Harriett will be cremated, and no public services will be held.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.
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