DECATUR — Carole “Sue” Townsend 81, of Decatur, IL passed away at 1:38 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in her residence.
A service to celebrate Sue's life will be held at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois Charitable Fund. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.
Sue was born February 6, 1938, in Gamaliel, KY the daughter of Herman and Alice (Marsh) Ryherd. She married Brian Townsend on May 4, 1968. Sue had formerly worked as a collection correspondent for General Motors Acceptance Corporation. She was a gentle woman and best described as the person who was there for all who may have needed her, whether that be family, friends, or a stranger she had just met.
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Surviving are her husband Brian of Decatur, IL; son: Tyler Townsend (Teresa) of Raleigh, NC; daughter: Alica Townsend of Chicago, IL; grandchildren: Cameron Townsend and Christian Townsend both of Raleigh, NC; sister: Trudy Glosser of Decatur, IL and her brother: Leroy Ryherd (Nancy) of Mt. Zion, IL.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.