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1945 Carol 2023

Carol G Lichtsinn

April 15, 1945 — April 14, 2023

     Carol G. Lichtsinn, 77, of Columbus, IL., died at 6:44 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2023, at her home in Columbus.

     Born April 15, 1945, in Quincy, IL., Carol was the daughter of William and Mildred K. Tenhouse Leslie. She married Danny K. Lichtsinn on September 13, 1969, at the Columbus United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on October 9, 2009.

     Carol was a lifetime member of the Columbus United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer for over 40 years. After graduating high school she attended Western Illinois University receiving her Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in 1967.

     Mrs. Lichtsinn began her 35-year teaching career at Maplewood School in 1967. Throughout her career, she taught 3rd grade for 23 years, 4th grade for 4 years, and spent 8 years as the Title I teacher retiring from Central CUSD #3 in 2001.

     Carol also enjoyed giving back to her community. She spent 15 years as a volunteer EMT from 1983 until 1998. She was a member of the Adams County Retired Teachers, the Adams County One Room School House, the Paloma Home Community Education, and helped with the Central Adams Fireman Auxiliary meals.

     Survivors include; her uncle and aunt, Harold and Betty Tenhouse, Quincy; her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy Terwelp and her husband Jim, Camp Point, her cousins, Marcia Tenhouse, Quincy; Alan Tenhouse and his wife, Connie, Fowler; Art Tenhouse and his wife, Sharon, Liberty; Amy Tenhouse and her husband, Marc Nguyen, Arlington, Va., and their son, Jenson; Trisha Rettke and her husband Rick, Quincy, and their children, Lainee, Reese, and Luke; Ross Tenhouse and his wife, Mandy, Fowler, and their daughter, Maylee; Katie Tenhouse, Seattle, WA., and Adams Tenhouse, Seattle.

     Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Columbus United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Liberty, Illinois.

     Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.

     Memorials may be made to the Adams County Retired Teachers Association, Central Adams Fire Protection District, or the Columbus United Methodist Church. 

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     The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point is handling the arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home

110 East School St, Camp Point, IL 62320

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

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Columbus United Methodist Church

W Liberty St, Columbus, IL 62305

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