Carol C. Machen


AMBOY — Carol C. Machen, 75, of Amboy died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.

She was born June 4, 1943, in Amboy, the daughter of Glenn and Marie (Riley) Zentz. She was a member of Amboy High School class of 1961. Carol had been a janitor and worked in the kitchens for the Amboy School District and had worked in the maintenance department at SVCC.  She also worked in the kitchen at the Walton Tap.

She was a member of and taught Sunday School at the United First Church in Amboy. She was also a member of the Amboy Fire Department Flamettes and enjoyed being in the fireman's plays. She had been a 4-H and Cub Scout Leader and was a member of the Amboy Women's Club, Amboy ESDA and the Rebekah's. She also volunteered at the Leydig Center in Dixon.

She married Robert E. Machen June 11, 1961 in Harmon. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Carol is survived by her children, Lyle (Lorrie) Machen, of Sterling, Mark (Teresa) Machen, of Amboy and Roberta "Robbi" Cardot, of Amboy; 12 grandchildren, Laura Dunlap, Cassie Streur, Renee Nunez, Cody Machen, Shanna Withrow, Stephanie Schaefer, Donna Machen, Jaimi Machen, Addison Machen, Tiffany Machen, Kayla Schaefer and Billie Doering; 14 and a half great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by one brother Jack (Joanne) Zentz, of Ft Meyers, Fla. and one brother in law, Jim (Sharon) Machen, of Clinton, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Saturday Sept. 15, 2018, at the United First Church in Amboy with the Rev. Mark Glenn officiating.

Burial will follow in St Patrick Cemetery in Amboy. Visitation will be held from 4 – 8 p.m., on Friday, at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

A memorial has been established to the Amboy Fire Department. 

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