Carolyn Y. “Carol” Ceto

Carolyn Y. “Carol” Ceto, nee Price, age 69 of Germantown, and formerly of Damiansville, born September 1, 1946 in E. St. Louis, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ruth, nee Smith, Price, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Breese Nursing Home.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, John B. Ceto, whom she married August 10, 1968 in E. St. Louis and he died April 8, 1995; a granddaughter in infancy, Heather Hill; brothers, Bob Price and Jerry Price; and a brother-in-law, Bill Tite.

Surviving are her children, Steve (fiancée Tina Pope) Hill of Smithton, John (Deb) Ceto of Germantown, and David (Rebecca) Ceto of Plainfield; 10 grandchildren, Mike (fiancée Ashley), Eric, Cory, and Kayli Hill, Lexie and Brady Ceto, Marcus Ambriz, Brennan and Elliana Ceto; siblings, Tom (Jennie) Price of Shiloh, Joan Tite of O’Fallon, and Harold Price of New Baden; and sisters-in-law, Ethel Price of New Douglas and Phyllis Price of Dupo.

Carol retired as a legal secretary from Thompson Coburn Law Firm in St. Louis and was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown.

She enjoyed traveling, playing bingo, Friday night fish fries, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

“A mother recently asked if her son still needed her now that he was growing up, spending more time with friends, and becoming a man. A son will always need his mother for those times in life where things get hard and he needs an extra hug or those times that are easy and he just wants to spend time with her. There has been a large hole created in our lives with the loss of mom but as promised to her we will be strong, move forward and take care of each other. The mother/son bond is one of the strongest bonds ever created and lasts even through death.”

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Damian Cemetery, Damiansville.

Visitation will be Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

Memorials may be made to St. Boniface Catholic Church or to the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.