Mary “Carol” Cummins, 82, of Springfield died on Saturday, September 24, at Concordia Village in Springfield.
She was born August 31, 1940, in Springfield, the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Atkins) Farley. She married Frank Cummins in 1962 and they enjoyed 49 years of marriage until his passing in 2011.
Carol was given the gift of life 43 years ago when her brother John Farley donated his kidney to her through the expertise of the doctors and staff at the Alan G. Birtch, M.D. Center for Transplant Services at Memorial.
She graduated from Ursuline Academy and was a member of Christ the King Church. Carol was an EMG technician at SIU School of Medicine’s Neurology Department for more than 25 years.
Survivors include children, Cathy Dobbe (Dale) of Pleasant Plains and Sally Healy (Peter) of Chicago, and sons John Cummins (Clarice) of Oakland, CA, and Tim Cummins (Elizabeth) of Lake Forest, IL. She was the proud grandmother of Jessica (Bobby) Vanasse and Ryan (Shawna) and Kyle (Nicole) Dobbe, Patrick and Ashleen Cummins, and Katie and John “Jack” Cummins and loving “CC” to 7 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Kathy (Greg) Park and Marge Seidl and brothers, Pete, John and Jim Farley, sisters-in law Patsy (Jim) Herron and Nancy Cummins and brother-in-law John (Grace) Cummins and many nieces and nephews and dear friends.
Her greatest joys were family, friends and celebrating holidays and all life’s special occasions.
Visitation will be Friday, September 30 at Christ the King Church from 9:00 until time of the funeral mass at 10:30. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with a luncheon following at Christ the King. Fr. Clinton P. Honkomp, O.P. will be presiding over the funeral mass.
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home is overseeing arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please register to become an organ donor (www.organdonor.gov). Memorials can be made in Carol’s name to: Springfield Memorial Hospital Transplant Foundation (1100 Church Hill Road Springfield, IL 62781) and to: Concordia Village Scholarship Fund (4101 W. Iles Avenue. Springfield, IL 62711).
The Funeral Service can be watch at the following Link: https://fb.watch/gaYOBNWzaD/