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Carolyn Sue Alexander

March 9, 1953 ~ June 9, 2020 (age 67)


Carolyn Sue Alexander, age 67, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 9:03 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at her daughters home.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held 4:00 to 5:00 PM Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Carolyn was born on March 9, 1953, in Pittsfield, IL the daughter of Elza Alexander and the granddaughter of Elmer & Pearl Rickard whom helped raise her.

Survivors include her children, Cassie Davis (Boyd) of Hannibal, MO, Patricia Keller (Ben) of Mendon, IL, Jonnie Lain (Billy) of Hannibal, MO, Alexander Rose (Amanda) of Quincy, IL and Sarah Rose (Korey Brennan) of Belton, MO; sister Sandra Alexander Harrison (Butch) of Quincy, IL; significant other of twenty three years, Butch Buchholz of Hannibal, MO; grandchildren, Courtney, Gail, Jeffrey, Jenna, Justin, John, Evan, Alexys, Malinda, Becky, Alyssa, Carolynn, Gloria, Gillyan, Tailor, Peyton, Clayton, Zaine, Jackson, "bonus Avery", Caleb, Connor, Sophia, Kole and Khloe; nine great grandchildren, nephew, Rob Harrison; nieces, Kelly and Kristen Harrison and very special cousin, Jim Alexander.

In addition to her father and grandparents whom raised her, Carolyn was preceded in death by an infant daughter Wendy Mae Harrison, aunt Betty and uncle Thurston and cousin Linda Alexander.

Carolyn attended Louisiana R-2 High School in Louisiana, MO. Before retirement, Carolyn worked at General Mills in Hannibal.

In her free time, Carolyn enjoyed visiting casino's and in her younger years working with Archway Amusements across the United States during the summer and tending to her flowers. Ms. Alexander had a love for all animals and nature. Her biggest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren and the time cherished together especially during the holidays.

Ms. Alexander was Catholic by faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Carolyn's memorial page at


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Memorial Gathering
June 15, 2020

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home & Chapel
2619 St. Mary's Ave.
Hannibal, MO 63401


Community Loving Care Hospice
914 West Main Street, Bowling Green MO 63334
Tel: 1-573-324-9828

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