In loving memory of

Carlene M. Dedert
May 6, 1921 - July 27, 2020

Carlene M. Dedert, age 99, of Quincy, died peacefully at home with her family July 27, 2020.

Carlene was born on May 6, 1921, and lived in the Quincy area all her life. She was a secretary for a local insurance agent after high school, where she worked until her retirement in the mid 1990's. During retirement, Carlene was a dedicated volunteer for Blessing Hospital and the Salvation Army. She was a past member of Salem Evangelical Church of Christ, and a member St. Paul United Church of Christ.

Carlene loved to travel with her sisters during the summer, and visited most of the United States, as well as places in Canada and Mexico. She was an avid gardener, and loved to work outside. Carlene never married, but was active with her niece and nephews as well as her great nieces and nephews, and in recent years her great-great niece.

Carlene is survived by her sister, Georgeann Starman; a niece Jillian Starman; two great-nieces Elizabeth Rischar and Victoria Starman; two great-nephews Dr. Nicholas Starman and Christopher Starman; and a great-great niece Roxanne Starman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Amanda Dedert, two sisters Leatrice and Janet Dedert, a niece, Michelle Starman, two nephews Kim and Kyle Starman, and a great nephew, Greg Starman.

Graveside Services: 10:00 am on Friday, July 31, 2020 in Greenmount Cemetery.

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Memorials: Quincy Hospitality House (1129 Oak Street, Quincy, IL 62301)

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Vicki Biswell wrote on Aug 1, 2020:

"Carlene for many years faithfully purchased girls' clothing for the annual Dress An Angel project. She would carefully inventory the leftover clothing and record it in a notebook so we knew what we had to purchase for the next year. Her contributions to the Quincy Ladies Salvation auxiliary were very appreciated. She has been missed but not forgotten. Rest in peace dear lady. Vicki Biswell "

Connie M Mowen wrote on Jul 28, 2020:

"Prayers for Carlene and family. My parents were Grant and Betty Disselhorst. My Dad' s parents were John and Laura Bangert Disselhorst. So my grandmother was a sister to Carlene's mother. I actually have a beautiful large photo of Laura, Amanda and George Bangert when they were small children. My husband Donald Mowen is buried at Greenmount along with my Uncle Garner and Uncle Lloyd Disselhorst and other family members. I have so many wonderful memories of family gatherings. Connie Disselhorst Mowen and children Kathy, Dean, Douglas Mowen and Karen Mowen Voss."