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Carolyn K. Kurfman

April 10, 1947 ~ August 20, 2015 (age 68)

   Carolyn Kay Kurfman, 68, of Quincy, ended her battle with cancer on Thursday (August 20, 2015) at Blessing Hospital with her family by her side.

   Carolyn was born April 10, 1947 in Quincy the daughter of the late Lowell and Mary Buffington Oitker and the granddaughter of the late Clarence "Granny" Oitker.  On October 19, 1963 Carolyn married David Kurfman at Ellington Presbyterian Church. He survives.  This October they would have celebrated 52 years of marriage.  

   Carolyn was the best friend to two daughters, Kellie Dietrich (Todd) of Quincy and Shelly Dittmer (Todd) of Peoria, IL.  Her greatest joy was her four grandsons, Mitch Dietrich of Davenport, IA, Garret Dietrich of Quincy, and Lucas and Evan Dittmer, both of Peoria, IL.  

   Carolyn was the owner and operator of the Hillside Salon in Liberty, Illinois from 1974 to 1990. Her favorite pastime was attending her grandsons' activities.  She also spent a great deal of time gardening with her husband.  

   Memorial Services will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with her friend, Pastor Marlin Rempfer, officiating.  

   Visitation will be held Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 at the funeral home.  

   Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to St. James Lutheran Church and School in Quincy.
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