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Carole Beth (Hummel) Henderson

Wee-Ma-Tuk – Carole Beth (Hummel) Henderson, 77, of Wee-Ma-Tuk, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 20, 2019. She was born on October 15, 1941 in Canton to Carl and Charlotte (Thompson) Hummel.

Surviving are three daughters, Cherie (Tim) Dodge of Lindenhurst, IL, Julie (Shelton) Lee of Orlando, FL, and Angela (Wayne) Sisson of Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren, Jordan (Lee) Wohlleber, Jarrod Lee, Ashley (Franzoni) Watts, Kelley Dodge, and Nathan Dodge; one brother, Leroy (Carol) Hummel of Canton; and her significant other for 30 years, Charlie Schlangen.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Beth graduated from Canton High School and Midstate College. She worked as an executive secretary for Mid Century Telephone Cooperative. Beth was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the abundance from her vegetable garden. She especially loved making bouquets of fresh cut flowers. Beth was an enthusiastic reader and enjoyed playing cards with her pinochle club, family, and friends. She also loved traveling to spend time with her daughters and attend her grandchildren’s life events. She will be dearly missed.

A private graveside service will be held at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, IL. Rev. Jerry Sawyer will officiate. Celebration of Life will be held from 3-6 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Canton American Legion. Cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. To leave online condolences you may go to


  • Darlene Shellcrosslee

    Reply April 23, 2019 4:49 pm

    Charlie & girls: So sorry to hear of Beths passing. We had a lot of fun in school and played cards together in the early years. Talked with Beth 3 weeks ago and learned she was ill. So very sorry. Beth was a really good person. Thinking of all of you. Darlene Hartline Shellcrosslee & Gary too.

  • Marilyn Jenkins

    Reply April 27, 2019 1:35 pm

    Sending my love & prayers in the passing of my Aunt Beth. Will always have the memories of growing up with you, Cherie, Julie & Angie. Will miss running into you & Charlie at Billy’s or White Oak when I’m back in the area. So grateful for those times to sit, talk, share memories & catch up. Marilyn

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