Carol V. Stufflebeam

Virginia Carol (Dibble) Stufflebeam went to celebrate the birthday of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in person on His Birthday (December 25, 2020) at the Aperion Care Nursing Home in Mascoutah, IL, due to the complications associated with dementia that she had battled for several years.

A memorial service celebrating the life and legacy that Carol has left behind, will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 5 (Carol’s birthday), at the Free Methodist Church of Greenville with Pastor Deborah Somerville and Rev. Richard Unger officiating. A memorial service is also being planned in Canton, IL where she spent so much of her life raising 6 boys; the time, date and place to be determined. An interment will be held at a later date. Those wishing give memorials in Carol’s memory may be made to the Greenville Free Methodist Church.

Carol was born to U.D. and Eva Dibble on January 5, 1940 at the Morningside Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 8:18 in the morning. Carol & Ted, both, grew up within the Church of the Nazarene. Her father was a Nazarene Pastor in Indiana and Ted’s father had been a circuit preacher in Central Illinois. They met at Olivet Nazarene College (now university), but left college to get married and raise a family in 1959. Carol and Ted became co-pastors of the Nazarene Church in Lacon, IL from 1992 to 2001, with Carol being the primary pastor, while Ted was on the road hauling cars. In 2001 they moved from Lacon, IL to Greenville, IL to be closer to Ted’s work.

When they first moved to Greenville, Ted and Carol attended the Glen Carbon Church of the Nazarene. But the last several years they were members of the Free Methodist Church in Greenville, where Carol was known to be a fine cook and a fierce prayer warrior. Carol did office work, worked at Hodak Kankakee Motor Sales then enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom raising her family of six sons and enjoying her grandchildren. Carol was a wonderful cook and friend.

Carol is survived by her husband, Ted Stufflebeam of Greenville, IL. They were married for 60 years a. Carol and Theodore Franklin Stufflebeam were united in marriage in Kankakee on October 17, 1959. They have enjoyed over 61 years together and renewed their marital vows October 18, 1999. Ted has lovingly cared for her in her declining years. Ted survives as do their five of their six sons: Randy & Lisa (Breese) Stufflebeam (from Belleville, IL), Bob & Crystal (Lane) Stufflebeam (from Canton, IL), Roger & Minetta (Pribble) Stufflebeam (From Davenport, IA), John Stufflebeam (From Greenville, IL), and Ted & Ashley (Tyson) Stufflebeam (From Greenville, IL). She is survived by 13 grandchildren; Chasity (Stufflebeam) & Jerry White, Cynthia (Stufflebeam) & Ryan Peters, Krista (Stufflebeam) & Bryan Chandler, Shannon Stufflebeam, Amber Stufflebeam, Nathan Stufflebeam, Kylie (Stufflebeam) & Nick Lucas, Jordan Stufflebeam, Mindy Stufflebeam, Seth & Beth (Rosecrans) Stufflebeam, and Kayla Stufflebeam. Carol is also survived by great-grandchildren; Alexis, Savannah, Breonna, Dillon, Bethany, Matthew, Summer, Nova, Kameron, Ryan, Allison, Hunter, Aiden, and Adison.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, their son Russell Stufflebeam on January 5, 2010, and her sister Wanita Beiers. Condolences can be made online at

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