Carolyn S. "Sue" Hallstrom, 75, of East Peoria, IL, passed away at 6:00 pm on Friday, February 10, 2023, at her home. She was born in Mt. Vernon, IL, on December 11, 1947, to Clarence E. Griffin and Velma M. Smith. She married Richard J. Hallstrom on November 6, 1987. They both entered heaven on the same day.
Surviving is one daughter Deborah (Curtis) Parr, of Metamora, IL; three sons, Mark (Jennifer) Lankston, Jeffrey (Melissa) Lankston, both of Metamora, and Steven Lankston of Knoxville, IL; Eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Danny (Lydia) Griffin, Bob Griffin, both of Owensboro, KY and Ken (Connie) Griffin of Palestine, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a devoted wife to Richard for 35 years. She and Richard were members of Bootkickers in Galesburg. She graduated from Cosmetology school and was a hairdresser. She enjoyed sewing quilts for her children, painting, and spending time with family. Her hobbies also included gardening in her yard, planting flowers, and bragging about the birds she attracted to the yard. But most importantly, she loved her children and grandchildren immensely and enjoyed knowing their activities and accomplishments. They made her so proud and brought her much joy.
At their request, cremation has been accorded. The burial of their cremated remains and a graveside service for immediate family will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg, IL. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.
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