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:
Surviving are her:
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.
Carol was one of the most kind, loving people I’ve ever met. You couldn’t help but love her. I am so honored to have been grafted into her family and I rejoice that she is with her Savior and is free of her suffering. We will see her again one glorious day!
I worked with Carol for many years at SWIC. She was full of energy, compassion and grace! Her laugher was contagious!
My sympathy to you and your family, Gerry. May she rest in peace.
So sorry to hear of your loss, Jerry. You have gone through a lot with the loss of your beloved dog and now your loving wife. You have my sympathy. Hang in there as this is all the Lord’s plan and it will all be great in the end.
I am so, so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear wife. You’re in my heart, in my thoughts and my prayers. It was so nice to see you at the reunion. Take care of yourself.
Marian Buescher Norman
Jerry & Family,
May the Lord, Jesus Christ be your Comforter in this time of need. And may Carol have Everlasting Life.
With thoughts & prayers,
Mark and Margaret Eros
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Carol many years ago at Stifel Nicolaus. She was a wonderful woman who dearly loved her family.
Carol was a fun, compassionate and loving person. I am honored to have had her as a friend. She loved you, Jerry, and all of her family. Will always remember the fun weekend we had with you two at the Ozarks, as well as, the fun time we had at Carlyle Lake. She will be missed but never forgotten. Thoughts and prayers.
Very sorry to hear such news,Carol was always very nice to me as well as Jerry,she will be sadly missed by us all at the Rec.Area.Everett.
So sorry for your loss Jerry. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jerry, , you have our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
One of my favorite pictures
My deepest sympathy to Carol’s family. She helped me get a job at Stifel 18 years ago. It changed my life forever. I will never forget her. Rest in peace Carol.
Jerry, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, but like my Bill she is now free of pain in Heaven. Life can be be so unfair.Please keep all your memories close to your heart. It was great to see you at the reunion. I’m just sad that you have to face this loss of your dear wife. Take care of yourself. Fondly,
Gene and I were saddened to hear of Carol’s passing. It was so nice to reconnect on Facebook in recent years. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Please accept my condolences. It is these times that one understands the blessings each day brings. Sending prayers. Jerry, I am so sorry.