Carolyn A. Otey


Carolyn A. Otey, 67, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:58 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at her residence.
Carolyn was born August 4, 1952, in Robinson, the daughter of Albert Gene and Betty Jean (Watts) Miller. She married William Henry Otey Jr. on April 6, 1974, in Hardinville.
Carolyn was a homemaker, but worked as a seamstress and babysitter out of her home for many years. She loved camping, fishing, and hunting with her family. Carolyn was also a fantastic cook, making most everything from scratch.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Albert and Ronnie Miller.
Carolyn is survived by her husband, William H. Otey Jr. of Taylorville; children, Peggy (Allen) Garcia of Coal Valley, Twilla (Russell) Stockon of Taylorville, and Joshua Otey of Taylorville; grandchildren, Brian and Cara Otey, Silas, Lance and Shelby Stockon and Sage and James Garcia; siblings, Mary (Rick) Williamson of Robinson, Vicky (Harold) Culberson of Oblong, Bernice (John) Malone of Robinson, Bill (Dixie) Miller of Lawrenceville, Carl Miller of Robinson, David Miller of Hardinville and Roger Miller of Duncanville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private family memorial ceremonies will be held at a later date.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti and Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.
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