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Carol A. Ford

September 24, 1959 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Carol Ford Obituary

Carol A. Ford, of rural Greenfield, left behind the scars of pancreatic cancer and sped heavenward on March 3, 2024.

She was born to Thomas and Jeannette Ford in September, 1959.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents, brother Don, and sister Susan.

She is survived by brothers David of Peoria, IL., Larry (Julie) of Lebanon, IL. and sister Margi of Roanoke, IL. Also surviving are three nephews, their spouses and children, four nieces, their spouses and children, and many cousins.

Carol graduated from Greenfield High School in 1977, Lewis and Clark College in 1979, Illinois State University in 1981, and added many extra certificates to advance her career. She worked as a graphic artist in the St. Louis area, 20 years as a security specialist for Argosy Casino in Alton, IL. Her most recent and enjoyable work was building F-15 jets for Boeing Corporation in St. Louis.

Although Carol loved farm life and nature, her sense of adventure led to trips to Europe, Australia, and most of the U.S.  She was thrilled with the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup championship as an avid fan and member of Blue Liners Club.  Carol enjoyed many Greenfield-Northwestern Tiger football games. Kansas and Missouri were annual destinations for charity trap shoots.

A special thank you to Doug and Shirley Thorton, Carol’s Boeing co-workers, and countless supportive “BFFs” for their kindness, care, and love throughout her cancer journey.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 9, at the Shields-Bishop funeral home in Greenfield. Visitation from 9:00 am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Greenfield Foundation for Educational Excellence or Greenfield Tiger Backers. Please wear your favorite team shirts for her memorial service.  The Shields-Bishop funeral home in Greenfield is assisting the family. Please leave a memory or condolence at

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March 9, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Shields-Bishop Funeral Home
604 Walnut Street
Greenfield, IL 62044

Memorial Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Shields-Bishop Funeral Home
604 Walnut Street
Greenfield, IL 62044


Greenfield Foundation for Educational Excellence
311 Mulberry, Greenfield IL 62044

Greenfield Tiger Backers Booster Club
607 Sycamore, Greenfield IL 62044


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