Carol June Fitz, 77 of Niles, passed away after an extended illness on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Carol was born on December 19, 1941 in Eudora, Arkansas to the late Vernon and Ruby (Ward) Reed.
On August 30, 1956 she married Robert Fitz who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her daughter Kimela Sue Fitz and her brother, Linden Reed.
Carol is survived by her son Denton P. (Christine) Fitz of Buchanan, her daughter; Kimela Tam Fitz of South Bend, IN., her sister Judith (Don) Keller and a brother, Mark (Joyce) Clements. She is also survived by several grandchildren and her best friend, Peggy Mcgrath who brought a light and laughter back into her life after the loss of her husband.
Together Carol and Bob owned “Bob’s” which serviced portable toilets, refuse removal, septic tanks and towing. Carol held great pride in her skills as a Registered Nurse and worked several years, early in her career, in Critical Care.
Carol was an avid supporter of Women’s rights and Organ donation. Carol was an organ and tissue donor. She was able to help save the lives of many through her generous donation.
She loved to travel and enjoyed crafts and collectables. Carol loved singing Dolly Parton songs when she thought no one else was around. She also enjoyed history and studying local history and family genealogy. She had a love of animals which led to a variety of pets over the years including cats, dogs, birds, turtles and even a pig.
Carol often did what she could to help those less fortunate. She opened her home to those in need, would purchase items for her patients, host holiday dinners for those separated from their families and making care packages.
Carol was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints in Niles for many years.
A graveside service for Carol will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 11:00 am.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles.
Online condolences may be made at www.halbritterwickens.com.