Carol C. Machen

AMBOY - Carol C. Machen, 75, of Amboy died Sept. 13, 2018 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the United First Church in Amboy with Rev. Mark Glenn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy.

Carol was born June 4, 1943 in Amboy to Glenn and Marie (Riley) Zentz. She married Robert E. Machen on June 11, 1961 in Harmon. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1992.

Survivors include her children, Lyle (Lorrie) Machen of Sterling, Mark (Teresa) Machen of Amboy and Roberta “Robbi” Cardot of Amboy; 12 grandchildren, Laura Dunlap, Cassie Streur, Renee Nunez, Cody Machen, Shanna Withrow, Stephanie Schaefer, Donna Machen, Jaimi Machen, Addison Machen, Tiffany Machen, Kayla Schaefer and Billie Doering; 14 great-grandchildren and one on the way; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Jack (Joanne) Zentz of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; and one brother-in-law, Jim (Sharon) Machen of Clinton, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Carol was a member of the Amboy High School class of 1961. She was employed as a janitor and worked in the kitchens for the Amboy School District, worked in the maintenance department at Sauk Valley Community College and also worked in the kitchen at the Walton Tap. She was a member of United First Church in Amboy, where she taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the Amboy Fire Department Flamettes and enjoyed being in the firemen’s plays. She was formerly a 4-H and Cub Scout Leader and was a member of the Amboy Women’s Club, Amboy ESDA and the Rebekah’s. She also volunteered at the Leydig Center in Dixon.

A memorial has been established to the Amboy Fire Department. Condolences may be sent online at


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