Carol Buss
Carol Buss
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 14, 1941
  • Date of passing: Mar 15, 2012
Let the memory of Carol be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Carol Buss, 70, born December 14, 1941 in Breese, IL, the daughter of Edward and Goldie Skilbeck Dippel. She married H.L.E. (Gene) McKee and later married Charles Buss on November 14, 2002, in Carlyle, IL.

Carol enjoyed travelling and was devoted to helping others in both her personal and professional life. Before retiring Carol worked at St. Josephs Hospital in Highland IL and later managed Project Bread in Greenville IL organizing meals and activities for senior citizens. She loved spending time with family, especially her grand children. We will remember her forever.

Carol is survived by her husband and her 2 children Les (Susan) McKee of Sacramento, CA, Sheila (Steve) Forney of Washburn, IL and her 3 step children Donna (Chuck Davis, significant other) Buss, Tracy (Chuck) Simms, and Chuck Buss; her 5 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren; her 14 great-grand children and 4 step great-grand children; as well as 2 brothers Robert (Jenny) Dippel of Granite City, IL and Tom Dippel of Granite City, IL.

Her parents, 1 great grandchild and 1 step great grandchild preceded her in passing.

The family will honor Carol with a private service at Beckemeyer Cemetery followed by a celebration of life dinner.

Memorials may be given in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Les McKee on 14th December 2013

"Happy Birthday Mom. We miss you."

This tribute was added by Les McKee on 29th May 2013

"I saw that day. I know you were not interested in such things but because I was, you took me there. I'm rambling I know because I miss you so.much. Love you mom!"

This tribute was added by Les McKee on 29th May 2013

"Mom, as a mother you dedicated yourself to raising Sheila and me. You went to little league games and never once told me you wanted to be somewhere else. From the little things to the big, you never let us down. My most memorable trip was the one we had when we went to Cape Canaveral in Florida. Forget Disneyland, I remember all of the switches and panels in the launch room that I saw that"

This tribute was added by Melissa Sparks on 16th March 2013

"Wow a year, how time has past. I hope you and Zachary are getting to enjoy each other in heaven, hopefully he is being a good baby for you. I still remember playing mario cart with you when ever you watched us as a kid. I wish we hadnt of moved to Idaho when i was at such a young age because i didnt get to know you as much as i would have liked. May you RIP"

This tribute was added by Charles B. Buss on 15th March 2013

"I find it hard to believe that it is a year already--I have missed you so much. I still talk to you every day---I know you can hear me where you are. I love you so much. I also know  you have been very busy watching over me. Rest in peace!"

This tribute was added by Charles B. Buss on 14th December 2012

"Dearest Carol: Happy Birthday in Heaven---we who knew you know that you are there. I think of you every day and miss you so much. Your loving husband, Chuck"

This tribute was added by Les McKee on 5th April 2012

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27"

This tribute was added by Les McKee on 3rd April 2012

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. - Kahlil Gibran"

This tribute was added by Sheila Forney on 31st March 2012

""Don't cry because its over.  Smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss"

This tribute was added by Helen Fowler on 26th March 2012

"Carol and Chuck took me for a long ride in the country side shortly after Jim's death.  I was able to  get to know her better.  I appreciated the visit so very much.
I remember how happy she looked at my wedding to Joe.  She had the prettiest smile on her face.  If I can figure how to put it on here, I will.
My you rest in peace, Carol."

This tribute was added by Rachel Gardner on 26th March 2012

"Dearest Carol,

We've met only once but I wanted to leave you a note to tell you thank you for blessing me with your daughter, Sheila. She is such an important person to me and to many others. Because of you, my life has so much more joy, I am so thankful for you.  ~Rachel Gardner"

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