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Carol Barnes-Schmedake

June 26, 1956 — November 8, 2020

Carol Barnes-Schmedake

Normal - Carol C. Barnes-Schmedake, 64 died on Sunday, November 8, 2020 in Normal, Illinois.

Her visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington, Illinois.

Graveside services and interment will be at 1:30 p.m. at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington.

Carol was born June 26, 1956 in Bloomington, a daughter of John R. and Dorothy J. Lyles Claus, who both preceded her in death.

She married Robert "Bob" Schmedake on Jul. 17, 1999, at Manchester United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband; son, Eric Barnes, Ballwin, Missouri.; sister Janet Claus, Normal, Illinois.; and aunts, Constance (Roy) Schnebly and Marlys Lyles both of Bloomington, Illinois.

Carol earned her Bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, Class of 1978. She worked professionally as a Certified Public Account. She loved traveling and especially visiting the National Parks, and made sure to always visit a Hard Rock Café in any cities she went to.

Carol was a beloved wife, mother, sister, niece and friend who will be dearly missed.


NOV 20. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home
1104 N. Main St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Graveside Service

NOV 20. 1:30 PM (CST)

Park Hill Mausoleum
1105 S. Morris Avenue
Bloomington, IL 61704

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