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      Benedick, Carol A. (nee Sthair)

Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Sunday, November 20, 2022.  Beloved wife of the late Albert L. Benedick Sr. for 60 years.

Loving mother of Albert Jr. (Christine), Robert (Holly), Jane (John) Wiegers, Edward (Jennifer) and Carla (Jeff) Herberholt.

Cherished Grandmother of Albert III (Amanda), Nicholas, Jessica (Andrew), Robert, John Jr. (Aliyah), Joni (Zach), Jake, Sara, Blake, Tyler and Justin. Cherished Great Grandmother (Gigi) of Albert IV, Camden, Andrew Jr., William, Lydia, Eleanor, Ava, Alivia, Charlie, Mila, Zoey, Josie and Chloe.

Dearest Sister of John Patrick (Christine) Sthair and Michael (Cathy) Sthair.

She was preceded in death by her parents Luther and Bertha (nee Scherbel) Sthair and four siblings: Shirley, Mary Jo, Steven and Linda.

Our dearest Mother-in-law, Sister-in-law, Aunt, Great Aunt, cousin and friend.

Carol was enthusiastic about everyone and everything that she held dear. She loved to travel. Whether it was with fellow members of the Saint Martin of Tours or St. Bernadette 50 Plus Clubs, or her friends in the Red Hat Lady Society, Carol loved to visit new, exciting places with the people she loved. However, that’s not to say there weren’t many activities she enjoyed closer to home.  Getting together with the ladies for dominoes and bunco and spending countless hours gardening and appreciating the serenity of her backyard were just some of the things that made Carol smile.

Carol had such a strong sense of what it meant to be there for others as a part of a tight knit community. As her late husband Al was former Captain for the Mehlville Fire Department, the two of them were active members of that circle. She also had an unbreakable bond with her religious family at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. If anyone needed anything, Carol was there for them.

More than anything, Carol was the true life of the party, and she loved celebrating every occasion with her family and friends.  She loved to entertain with her masterful cooking and made every holiday just a little bit more special. Anyone who saw her don her famous witch costume year after year knew how much fun she had on Halloween. But where Carol really shined was on Christmas. She loved all of the anticipation and happiness that came along with the holiday season. There was nothing that pleased her more than gathering around family at Christmas, as she had a way of turning her house into the most perfect cozy setting that time of year.

Carol, Mom, Grandma, Gigi…. she went by many names. However, her warmth, levity, humor and love will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of crossing paths with her.

Services: Visitation at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Friday November 25, 9:00 am until Mass at 10:00 am. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions to St. Vincent DePaul Society appreciated. Kutis South County service.