Born: October 6, 1928 - Deceased: October 25, 2022
Dr. Ann Lee Carey Ph.D., 94, of Belleville, formerly of Fairview Heights, IL, born Saturday, October 6, 1928, in East Saint Louis, IL, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the Dammert Care Center in Belleville, IL.
Dr. Carey, a graduate of St. Teresa Academy, received her Bachelor of Science Degree at St. Louis University (SLU) and her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC). She did additional graduate work at Northwestern University, Washington University and the University of Illinois.
She was a Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology and the Graduate Program in Gerontology at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). She retired as Emerita Professor. Dr. Carey held ASHA\CCC- Certification in Speech – Language Pathology and Audiology and Licensure in both disciplines.
Dr. Carey was active in professional organizations and served as President of the following: Southwestern Illinois Speech- Language Hearing Association (SWISHA-local); Speech and Hearing Association of Greater St. Louis (SHAGSL-regional); Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA-state); American Speech- Language-Hearing Association (ASHA- national): and the Counciil of State Association Presidents (CSAP -national).
She was a life member of ISHA, ASHA and the American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association and Gerontology in Higher Education. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma (Education) and Sigma Phi Omega (Gerontology). Dr. Carey was a member of several local Boards of Directors including the Illinois Center for Autism, Hospice of Southern Illinois, Developmental Disabilities Service of Metro East and the Belleville Corps of The Salvation Army. Among the honors received by Dr. Carey are the following: AMOCO’s SIUE Senior Award for Teaching Excellence; Fellowship in SWISHA, SHAGSL, ISHA and ASHA; Honors of the Association from SWISHA, ISHA and SHAGSL; Distinguished Alumni Award from the Departments of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and St. Louis University; and the Belleville News Democrat and YMCA Women of Achievement in Science.
Dr. Carey had a great interest in traveling and visited many countries throughout the world.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents: James E. and Marie, nee Kelly, Carey
- Two sisters
- Agnes (Arnold) Mertzke
- Rose Marie Carey
Surviving are her:
- Two nieces
- Geri (Joe) Bauer of Millstadt, IL
- Linda (Herman) Bauer of Gainesville, FL
- Great-great nieces & nephews
- Special friend: Michael Guccione
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.
Visitation: Visitation on Friday October 28, 2022 from Noon 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at the Benedictine Living Community Chapel at Our Lady of the Snows, 726 Community Dr. Belleville, IL. 62223.
Funeral: Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm at the Benedictine Living Community Chapel with Fr. Joseph Ferraioli officiating. Private interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, IL.