DANVERS – Carolyn Joyce Argo, 76, died at 10:13 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Specialty Care in Normal.
She was born July 22, 1942, in Normal, the daughter of Ivan D. and Helen L. Witham Imig. She married Barnard H Argo on Aug. 2, 1964, at Stanford Presbyterian Church in Stanford. He survives.
Other survivors include two sons, Andrew (Susan) Argo, Eureka and Matthew Argo, Elgin and two granddaughters, Catherine Argo, and Emma Argo, both of Eureka.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Carolyn grew up on the family farm near Stanford. She graduated from Stanford Community High School and Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, with a bachelor’s degree in education. While at IWU, Carolyn was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. She taught at Stanford Elementary, Stanford, until her sons were born, and then became a full-time homemaker although she also served as a substitute teacher. Carolyn later worked alongside her husband and oldest son in the family business, Otto-Argo Funeral Homes in Danvers, Carlock and Eureka. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Danvers, where she was a Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir and was involved in Session. Carolyn was also a member of the Danvers Town Band, Danvers Beatification Committee, Danvers Town Board, Danvers Historical Society, Danvers Junior Women’s Club, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Bloomington Antiques Study Club and served as a Cub Scouts’ den mother. She was an avid traveler, which included trips with her husband to Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Turkey and India; along with numerous family vacations across the country. One of her joys was to have her granddaughters at her home, where she began to teach them at an early age and helped to steer them toward future success.
Services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Kathy Mitchell officiating. Visitation will take place Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Otto-Argo-Calvert Funeral Home in Danvers. Burial will follow the service in Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers.