Carol (Heywood) Tuttle, 92, of Mount Morris, IL passed away peacefully and in the presence of family on Monday, June 21st, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon, IL.
Carol was born on October 10, 1928, in Chicago, IL to Oliver Charles Heywood and Dorothy May (Smith) Heywood. Carol grew up in Hinsdale, IL with her parents and older brother George. She was an active girl with a love of the outdoors, camping, swimming, and tennis. Following her graduation from Hinsdale High School in 1945, Carol proceeded to Carleton College in Northfield, MN where she received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Also attending Carleton College at that time on the GI Bill, was a young man named Don Tuttle from Medford MN. Following their graduations from Carleton College in 1949, Don and Carol married. They lived in Tucson, AZ for a number of years as Don continued his education. They returned to Illinois in 1951 to start their family, living in Hinsdale, Lombard, and then Elgin. In Elgin she worked as a Teacher in the Elgin Public Schools and Elgin Community College and then for a number of years for Ackemann’s Department Store in the Merchandising Department.
Carol was most recently a resident of Pinecrest Village in Mount Morris, IL. She was an active and devoted member of Faith United Church in Elgin, and most recently at Disciples United Methodist Church in Mount Morris. She was an avid Cubs Fan and Bulls Fan. She loved the outdoors, traveling, music, movies, reading, knitting, and spending time with her friends and family.
She is survived by her three children Susan (Jan Paul) Koeller of Flanagan IL, Rich (Patti) Tuttle of Naperville IL, and Donna (Dale) Hoppe of Mount Morris IL, and her six grandchildren; Christopher (Marissa) Koeller, Jennifer (Dusty) Gibson, Scott (Stephanie) Tuttle, Chelsea Tuttle, Ross Tuttle, and Kyle Tuttle. She is survived also by five great-grandchildren; Henry and Matthew Koeller, Grace and Amelia Gibson, and Elliott Tuttle. Carol was proceeded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brother.
The lifelong friendships she created and nurtured through her faith and membership in the church, were among the most important and cherished in her life. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She will be truly missed by so many.
A memorial service for Carol will be held at Disciples United Methodist Church in Mount Morris, IL on Tuesday, June 29th. The service will be held at 11:00am and will be followed by lunch at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Carol’s name to Disciples United Methodist Church or to Pinecrest Village in Mount Morris. Any proceeds to Pinecrest Village will go toward improvements to the outdoor patio and garden area where Carol enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.