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Carolyn Sue (McCormick) Hedrick

February 11, 1937 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Carolyn Hedrick Obituary

Mrs. Carolyn Sue Hedrick, age 87, of Central Illinois, peacefully passed away Friday morning, February 23, 2024. 

She was born February 11, 1937, in Broadlands, Illinois, and was the second daughter of the late Roy Robert and Mary Evelyn Jeffers McCormick. Her late sisters Janie and Kay were her lifelong best friends and a picture of the three of them hung in her room until the very end. 

Mrs. Hedrick was originally married young to the late Clarence William Davis. Together they were stationed at the United States Naval Bases in Millington, Tennessee, and Alameda, California. They had four daughters: Marcy Karlene Walker, Kimberly Sue DeLong, Joy (Shelly) Michelle Ewing, and the late Karen Mary Eyestone. Life shifted and she remarried the late Tracy McGill Hedrick, son of Daniel and Martha Hedrick of Penfield, Illinois. 

Prior to being a solid farmer's wife, Mrs. Hedrick worked in Champaign, Illinois as a legal secretary for three years and for the Eisner/Jewel Companies for 18 years. During this time, she was also very active with the American Business Women’s Association. Additionally, when asked by her great-grandchildren what her very first job was, she proudly declared, “detasseling.” The ultimate fun fact is that she was also an excellent belly dancer and baton twirler back in the day.

Her retired years were spent either on a road trip with Tracy or on the Hedrick Farm in Penfield, Illinois. Whether she was surrounded by corn fields, family, livestock, big rigs, or gospel music – she always gave the subject her full attention. When in her presence, she let you know you were the sole focus with those blue eyes. She was kind, incredibly patient, gentle-hearted, yet beyond resilient, could handle the tough days, and never batted an eye about doing the dirty work. She was the pillar.

Mrs. Hedrick was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Tracy Hedrick; one daughter, Karen Eyestone; two sisters, Doris Jane Bosch and Marilyn Kay McComas; one stepsister, Jo Coleman; and one son-in-law, Mike Ewing. Her legacy lives on through three daughters, Marcy Walker, Kim DeLong (Rob) and Shelly Ewing; one stepdaughter, Liz Shroyer (Jon); ten grandchildren, Robb DeLong (Heather), Ryan Walker (Kayla), Danielle Day (Dusty), Matthew Walker (Katie), Angela Byrne (Jake), Eric Ewing (Clementina), Ashlee Shroyer, Amy Eyestone, Emily Ewing, and Danny Shroyer; and just shy of a dozen great-grandchildren. She was a proud aunt and cousin as well; this list does not contain the additional extended family and friends she frequently spoke about. 

The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 11am at Blurton Funeral Home with Pastor Jon Callahan officiating. A burial will follow at the Potomac Cemetery. A visitation will be held on the previous evening, Friday, March 8, 2024, 5-7pm also at Blurton Funeral Home: 400 North Vermilion Street, Potomac, Illinois 61865.  Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hedrick’s name to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. 

A note of gratitude towards The Glenwood Assisted Living (Mahomet, Illinois), Bickford Senior Living (Champaign, Illinois), and Transitions Care Hospice for your recent grace and authentic presence. 

Condolences may be shared with the family on Mrs. Hedrick’s everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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March 8, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Blurton Funeral Home-Potomac Chapel
400 North Vermilion Street
Potomac, Illinois 61865

Funeral Service
March 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Blurton Funeral Home-Potomac Chapel
400 North Vermilion Street
Potomac, Illinois 61865


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