Carolyn Sue Estes, 70, of Alton, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 2, 1945, in Brighton, the daughter of the late Arthur and Minnie (Cloninger) Willard. She married James Estes on June 6, 1963, and he survives.
Carolyn was a graduate of Alton High School. Bible study was her passion.
In addition to her husband, James, she is survived by three children and a daughter-in-law, James T. and Pamela Estes Jr. of East Alton, Teresa McCollum of Alton and Julie Estes of Brighton; a sister, Bonna Dale Gillespie of East Alton; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Gene Willard.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton with Pastor Charles West officiating.
Burial will take place in Valhalla Memorial Park.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com or www.facebook.com/eliaskallalandschaaf.