Celebrating the life of Carmel F. McCormick
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Carmel F. McCormick, 100, formerly of Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Villas of Holly Brook in Morton. Carmel was born on March 1, 1922, in Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada, daughter of Alexander and Agnes Shannon. Carmel married Charles A. McCormick on July 25, 1959, in Hammond, Indiana. Charles preceded her in death on November 28, 1990.
Surviving are one son, William (Linda) McCormick of Mackinaw; two granddaughters, Shannon (Branden) Fortney and Holly (Joseph) Martinez, all of Mackinaw; six great grandchildren, Shelby, Shane, Aeryn, William, Alexander, and Lorelei. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Irene Shannon; and one brother, Kinsley Shannon.
Carmel served as a railway clerk for Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad before retiring to Florida. Carmel enjoyed traveling, and she and her husband toured several countries around the world. In Florida, Carmel was known for her charitable work, which included being an active member in Eastern Star & volunteering at Broward County Hospital/Coral Door Resale Shop. Carmel was a Major in the Citizens Patrol of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, where she was awarded a Proclamation from the City of Pompano Beach for her countless hours of service to the city. In addition, Carmel served as an election judge and was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Pompano Beach.
A memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions can be made to Zion Evangelical United Methodist Church of Pekin, IL or Shriners Hospital for Children.
The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. Pekin/Peoria is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at csmico.com
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