JERSEYVILLE- Carolyn Marcene Lane, 79, formerly of the Dow area, died at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at her residence after a nine month battle with cancer.She was born in Alton on Aug. 20, 1934, one of four children born to the late Robert & Anna (Bryant) Lane Jr.Carolyn graduated in 1952 from Jersey Community High School, and lived in the Dow area for many years, and was a member of the Elsah United Methodist Church, only moving to Jerseyville four years ago.She spent 31 years as an employee of Owens-Illinois until the plant closure, and then went on to dedicate 21 years to Olin where she was an operator until her retirement in 2004.She loved to travel, and did so extensively, with her favorite destination being Disney World in Orlando, Fl, and truly enjoyed her monthly lunches with fellow classmates and former co workers, her daily trip to the "roundtable" at Fran & Marilyn's in Jerseyville, and the occasional excursions with her Wal Mart friends.Surviving are two sisters, Judy Lane ofJerseyville and Lois Schone of Jacksonville; a sister in law, Marcella Lane of Dow; along with numerous nieces,nephews, and great nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Lane; and a brother in law, Robert Schone.Visitation will be from 9 a.m., Saturday until time of funeral services at 10 a.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Charles Schwab will officiate.Burial will be in the Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.Memorials may be given to the Elsah United Methodist Church.
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