Carolyn Ann Bramlet
Carolyn Ann (Stoutamyer) Bramlet, 77, of Springfield, IL, died at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born June 6, 1935 in Springfield, IL to Lyn and Frances Adelman Bramlet. Her parents; sister, Helen Helms; two nephews, Daniel Bramlet and Mark Schnirring; one brother-in-law, Tom Schnirring and one sister-in-law, Rita Bramlet preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Harry “Hank” Stoutamyer, Jr. of Springfield, Lyn Stoutamyer of Rural Christian County and Nick (Shaun) Stoutamyer of Springfield; two sisters, Mary Schnirring of Springfield and Barbara Pescitelli of Kansas; one brother, Bob Bramlet of Springfield; one brother-in-law, Gene Helms of Springfield and 5 grandchildren, Anthony (Tony), Halee, Lyndsey, Ashlee, and Kylee Stoutamyer all of Springfield and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carolyn was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church where she had served as a Eucharistic Minister. She retired after 16 years of service as a paralegal from the State of Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau. She graduated from Ursuline Academy. Carolyn loved drawing, playing Bingo, traveling to Casinos and spending time with her grandchildren.
Visitation: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Church with Monsignor Thomas Holinga officiating.
Private burial in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church or Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation.
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Please accept our condolences on Carolyn's passing. We will always remember her smile and her positive attitude, even when things were seemingly at their darkest. She was a good friend to both of us during our years at St. Joseph's; I still have some of the artwork she did for me when I was a Lay Director for a parish Koinonia. She was a wonderful example of a mother, a friend and a Catholic Christian. She will always be remembered and treasured. May the choirs of angels rise to meet her and lead her to Paradise; may she now rest forever at peace in the loving arms of her Savior, as promised to her in her Baptism. May all of you take comfort in the knowledge of the Resurrection, knowing that some day we will all again be together in the heavenly kingdom. Eternal rest grant unto her, o Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, together with all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in the peace and mercy of God.
Grandma was always so special to us. We will always remember her love for sweets.
Nick/Shawn and family so sorry for your loss. Take Care.
I know you will rest in peace Carolyn. Thinking of you and the great influence you have had on my life.
Denny Kirchgesner posted on 1/16/13
Matt, Barb, and all the family and friends of Carolyn, Chris and I offer our deepest sympathy and condolences. My grandparents were John and Elizabeth "Lil" Harbauer Kirchgesner. Bill and Dorothy "Dot" Harbauer Adelman were my aunt and uncle. Edna, Eileen, and Bill were my Dad's cousins. I went to Griffin with "Butch" (Matt), and took Communion to Barb's mother and father-in-law in Riverton before they passed away. I enjoyed your slide show, including that of Fr. John Corredato. Several oldies-but-goodies. We will remember her, and all of you, in our prayers, and ask you to do the same for us, and all our family.