Born: December 10, 1948 - Deceased: August 21, 2022
Carol Jean Gaa, nee Nance, 73, of Belleville, Illinois, born Friday, December 10, 1948, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Sunday, August 21, 2022 at her residence in Belleville, Illinois.
Carol worked as a Teachers Aide at Grant School with hearing impaired students. She then went back to school herself, getting a Bachelors and Masters degrees from SIUC to become an Adult Education Teacher for SWIC. Carol was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Belleville Sister Cities. She enjoyed playing cards with her card club ladies, spending time with her grandchildren, and relaxing at the camper in Marissa.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Father: Melvin E. Nance
- Father-in-law and mother-in-law: Stanley A. and Marie E. Gaa
Surviving are her:
- Husband: Gerald “Jerry” D. Gaa of Belleville, IL
- Mother: Ruth Nance of Belleville, IL
- Andrew (Melissa) Gaa of Belleville, IL
- Benjamin Gaa of St. Louis, MO
- Bruce (Shay) Mason of Hickory, NC
- Mia Gaa
- Karsten Gaa
- Abbie Mason
- Avery Mason
- Sister: Ruth Ann Dyer of Irving, TX
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Vincent Depaul, St. Mary’s Parish or BJC Hospice.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9:40am from Kurrus Funeral Home for a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 26, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church Belleville, IL, with Msgr. Bill McGhee officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.