Carolyn Marie Fleenor


HILLCREST — Carolyn Marie Fleenor, 75, of Hillcrest, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, at Manor Court of Liberty Village in Rochelle. Carolyn was born Nov. 2, 1946 in Chicago, the daughter of Billie and Loretta (Blaszak) Nicholson. She married Harold Fleenor on May 2, 1972 in Chicago.

Along with her husband, Carolyn owned and operated Grubsteakers Restaurant for 20 years. Work and running the restaurant were very important to her but so was family. Her favorite job was being a grandma.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Harold Fleenor, of Hillcrest; three daughters, Denise (Jay) Miller of Rochelle, Sophie (Kevin) Conway of Georgia, and Patricia (William) Jarett of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Randy (Doris) Nicholson; and a sister, Linda (Gary) Green. 

In addition to her parents, Bill and Loretta Nicholson, Carolyn is preceded in death by a daughter, Roberta Fleenor, and a grandson, Tony Waters.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle with Pastor Duane Boehm officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation care will be provided after the services. Contributions in Carolyn’s memory may be directed to Unity Hospice. Please visit to sign the online guest book.