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Carl Joseph Humphrey

September 9, 2014
Pine Island Eagle

Carl Joseph Humphrey, 61, of rural LaHarpe, Ill., passed away at 8:35 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1952, in LaHarpe, the son of Pearl and Mabel Anderson Humphrey. He married Janet Lynn Berlet on Sept. 16, 2012, after a 26-year relationship.

He was a 1970 graduate of the former LaHarpe High School. He went on to become an auto mechanic. In the 1980s, he owned and operated Carl's Service in LaHarpe, and most recently owned and operated Carl's Service in St. James City. He had lived in Florida for over 20 years before retiring to LaHarpe two years ago.

Survivors include his wife; one son, James R. (Juanita) Humphrey of Blandinsville, Ill.; one daughter, Crystal (Cory) Babcock of Roseville, Ill.; a sister of James and Crystal, Courtney Humphrey of Blandinsville; three grandchildren, MaKenna, Kinzley and Jentry Babcock, all at home; Rossi Lee, whom Carl considered a granddaughter; two brothers, James (Elaine) Humphrey of Geneseo, Ill., and Wayne (Rebecca) Humphrey of LaHarpe; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and three beloved dogs, Jack, Chassis, and Frankie.

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Carl Joseph Humphrey

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, rural LaHarpe, with Father Tony Trosley officiating.

No formal visitation was held, although friends were welcome to call anytime Wednesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe.

A memorial fund has been established for Illinois Cancer Care.

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