Carmeline “Carmie” Antoinette Hill

May 18th, 1931 - Dec 7th, 2020


St. Joseph Catholic Church

Fri, Dec. 11th, 2020 09:30 - 11:00 am


St. Joseph Catholic Church

Fri, Dec. 11th, 2020 11:00 AM


Egyptian Memorial Gardens

Fri, Dec. 11th, 2020 12:00 PM

Carmeline “Carmie” Antoinette Hill

Marion- Carmeline “Carmie” Antoinette Hill, age 89, of Marion, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Sunshine Gardens in Marion.

Carmeline was born in Johnston City on May 18, 1931, the daughter of Santo “Sam” Lo Bue and raised by her loving mother and beloved step-father- Aleene (Racine) and Mario J. Carnaghi.  She married Floyd Lee Hill. He preceded her in death on February 23, 1981.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. Prior to her retirement, Carmie had owned Tom’s BBQ in Marion.

Survivors include her daughter- Jan Beth and Michael Miller of New Orleans, Louisiana

Daughter- Jennifer Hill of Marion

Son- John Michael and Lynn Hill of Marion

Grandson- John Michael Hill II of Marion

Granddaughter- Ali Marie and Dylan Pirnat of Bedford, Indiana

Sister- Marlene and David Thompson of Marion

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins from various areas including Chicago, New York, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Rio Nero, Italy to name a few

She was preceded in death by her father- Santo “Sam” Lo Bue, mother- Aleene (Racine) Carnaghi, step-father- Mario J. Carnaghi, and sister- Angeline Monaco.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00am on Friday, December 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion with Father Brian Barker officiating.  Burial will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. A time of visitation will be held from 09:30 – 11am on Friday, December 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion.  Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with final arrangements.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, CASA, or the Lighthouse Shelter.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at the service or by mailing to Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; 800 N Market Street; Marion, IL 62959.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, social distancing and the wearing of masks will be required.  Due to church regulations, the visitation will be limited to ten guests at a time. The funeral service will be limited to fifty guests in attendance. The family sincerely hopes for no one to feel obliged to attend services during these unprecedented times.

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15 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Clarke and Jeane Deacon

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 8, 2020

    John, Jan and Jennifer. So sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a sweetie. I saw her quite a bit before she left the Voyage because my sister is there. She was loved by everyone there. Our prayers are with all of you and your families.
    Clarke and Jeane Deacon

  • Guest: John & Judy Crawford

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: December 8, 2020

    We were sorry to hear of Carmie’s passing. We pray that time will ease your pain, and all of your lovely memories will remain.

    John & Judy Crawford

  • Guest: Suzy (Karl) Hope

    From: Salem, Illinois

    Date: December 8, 2020

    I have the fondest memories of working with Carmie at Tom’s. I’m sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Diana Miller

    From: North Ft. Myers, FL, Florida

    Date: December 9, 2020

    Seems like such a long time ago, we experienced some beautiful moments I will cherish for the rest of my life. May you rest in peace.

  • Guest: Laurel & Kent Carrell

    From: Marion, IL, Illinois

    Date: December 9, 2020

    We were so saddened to hear of Carmi’s passing. She is greatly missed by my father, Hans Faust. They had such a wonderful friendship these last 3 years at The Voyage together. I think that Carmi reminded my dad of my mother. They loved to joke back and forth with each other. We loved getting to know her during our visits there. May the Lord comfort you all during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Fred and Rita Monroe

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 10, 2020

    Such a lovely lady, who brings fond memories of seeing her down at Bennie’s visiting with friends. She was one of the “ older ladies” that you remembered with class.

  • Guest: James May

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 10, 2020

    The time I spent knowing you,and Bingo Games we shared were special,the Dominoes games you played with us and just the time we spent in the Voyage were special I will miss you Carmi Hill. John I will miss your Mom she was special.

  • Guest: john goss

    From: marion, Illinois

    Date: December 10, 2020

    condolences to all the family. Carmi was our good friend for several decades. She was a good and caring lady

  • Guest: Jane Ann Cruse

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: December 11, 2020

    So many memories of Carmie through the years. Growing up with her children was such a big part of my life. Loving prayers for all the family. Rest in peace.

  • Guest: Jan Johns

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 11, 2020

    Jan, Jennifer, and John and family – So sorry to hear of Carmie’s passing. Prayers for the family.

    Jan Stiritz Johns

  • Guest: Sandy Dahmer

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: December 11, 2020

    I got to know Carmie when she was at the voyage senior assisted living..she was the nicest, caring, loving, and the most beautiful person I’ve known..I will miss her deeply

  • Guest: Lorin McCoskey

    From: Boca Raton, Florida

    Date: December 12, 2020

    Jennifer, Jan and family,
    I was so very sorry to hear about Carmie. No matter what age losing a Mother is hard.
    I will always remember how kind your Mom was with me when I made Marion my temporary home.
    Brad and I also had a wonderful visit from Carmi and Sue here in Florida. That was the last time I saw Carmie but she always had a sweet place in my heart.
    I’m sending love and prayers to help carry you all though this painful time.

  • Guest: Pat Golwitzer

    From: CS, Illinois

    Date: December 13, 2020

    Always a beautiful person!

  • Guest: Tom Donvito

    From: Madison, New Jersey

    Date: December 17, 2020

    Jan, cousin – I was so sorry to hear about your mother. I did not know her and only know you from our Facebook communications, but that was enough for me to see what a wonderful and loving woman she was. I have made a small donation to Lighthouse Shelter in her name.

  • Guest: Aide

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: April 19, 2021

    I love this woman. She is generous to share her smiles even to her last days. She is very nice to people. She always touch my cheeks when I check on her. You are loved and truly missed.