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“You have our deepest sympathy. Carol will be saddly missed by many. Greg & Carol Donaldson ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Greg & Carol Donaldson

“Abby, Mark, David, Ken Cecil & JoEllyn-- Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Our prayers are with you. Abby, please let us know when the Memorial...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Bee & Dale - Coffeen, IL

“Carol's family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Carol's time on earth was much too short. May God bless and keep you. Keith and Cathy Palmer ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Cathy Palmer - Ewing, NE

“Abby, We will miss your mom so much. She was a wonderful women who was loved by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cassie Beesley - Vandalia, IL

“To Abby & family of Carol. Was so sorry to hear about your mom. We were honored to have known her. . .she was a hard working, very sincere individual...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Moe & Diana Frey

“Carol was a friend to many many people here in Illinois and will be sorely missed. She always had that big beautiful and sincere smile. Abby, I'm...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Anderson - Highland, IL

“Abby, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your mother was an amazing person and she will be deeply missed by all. I...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kirby Klostermann - Highland IL

“Carol was a good friend and will be deeply missed by all. I will remember the laughs and fun we had. May the thought that she is out of pain comfort...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Gardner - Lincoln

“Abby and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I know she waged a good battle against this disease. I...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Nell Thacker - Greenville, IL

“Dearest Abby, I wish you my sincerest sympathy. Take comfort in the fact that Carol lived her life to the fullest. I will never forget her smile and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Lang - Pocahontas IL


Funeral services for Carol Marie (Clouse) Griffith age 58 of Bartlett formerly of Vandalia, IL. was at 1:30 pm Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at United Methodist Church in Bartlett with Pastor Bonnie Phillips, officiating. Music was provided by Beth Clouse as organist and soloist. Pallbearers were Van Volk, Jerry Clouse, Rick Clouse, Jason Held, Aaron Clouse, Brent Clouse. Burial was in the Bartlett Cemetery. Visitation was from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Elgin.

Carol passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008 at Faith Regional in Norfolk, Ne. Arrangements are being conducted by Snider Memorial Funeral Home of Elgin.

Carol was born on August 28, 1949 to Cecil and JoEllyn (Hertel) Clouse in O’Neill, NE. Carol grew up in the Bartlett area, receiving her elementary education at the Red Top Country School northwest of Bartlett. She graduated from Wheeler County High School in 1967. Upon graduation she attended the North Platte Beauty Academy and graduated with a degree in cosmetology in March of 1968. Carol returned to open her own shop in Spalding, NE and later moved to Lincoln, Ne where she continued to work in a beauty salon.

Carol married Terry Soots on January 19, 1974 in Lincoln, NE. They moved to Illinois where they operated a dairy farm. Carol also worked and later became owner of her own beauty shop, Clip N Curl, in Greenville, IL which she operated for over 30 years.

Carol was a member of the Women of the Moose in Vandalia, IL which she served as treasurer for several years. She also enjoyed golf, spending time with her friends and family. The highlight of her day was spending time with her grandson Brayden. Carol enjoyed life and lived everyday to the fullest.
Carol is survived by her parents, Cecil and JoEllyn Clouse of Bartlett, NE; one daughter, Abby Enslow and husband Mark of Petersburg, NE; 2 brothers; Ken Clouse and wife Beth of Springfield, NE; David Clouse of Ericson, NE; one grandson Brayden Lee Enslow of Petersburg, NE; uncle Bus Clouse of Neligh, NE; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her grandparents along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.