Carol A. Eyrich, 78, of Geneseo, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her home in Geneseo after a lengthy battle with dementia. A celebration of life service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Grace United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. Melva England will officiate. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., prior to the service, at the church. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be left to the Carol A. Eyrich Memorial Fund and will be distributed to several local organizations according to her wishes. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is in charge of arrangements.

Carol A. Eyrich, 78, of Geneseo, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at her home in Geneseo after a lengthy battle with dementia. A celebration of life service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at Grace United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. Melva England will officiate. A visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., prior to the service, at the church. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be left to the Carol A. Eyrich Memorial Fund and will be distributed to several local organizations according to her wishes. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is in charge of arrangements.

Carol was born Aug. 2, 1940, in Moline, the daughter of Warren Dallas and Caroline Ann (Smith) Jones. Carol was the youngest of five siblings; she attended Aledo schools, and graduated from Alexis High School with the Class of 1958.

She was united in marriage to Lee John Eyrich on Dec. 1, 1960, at the Grace United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. Carol worked as a Geneseo Telephone operator for 22 years and was most recently employed at Hammond-Henry Hospital, in Geneseo, in the medical records department for 15 years, from which she retired July 28, 2000.

Carol was a lifetime member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She loved traveling, picnics, and going on vacations. Carol especially loved spending time with her four grandchildren. She was skilled in handcrafts such as crocheting, embroidery, and needlework. Carol also enjoyed all of the time she spent with her friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Lee; daughters, Lisa Taylor, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Paula (Steve) Schulte, of Geneseo; and her four cherished grandchildren, Olivia Taylor and Logan Taylor, of Cedar Rapids; and Brad Schulte and Scott Schulte, of Geneseo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren and Caroline; son-in-law, Rick Taylor; sisters, June and Ann; and two brothers, Bill and Murray.