Carol Jean VanBibber


    Carol Jean VanBibber of Rolla, Missouri was born June 27, 1936 in Granite City, Illinois to Carl and Velma Spencer VanBibber  and passed away Thursday, November 3, 2022 at the age of 86 years.


    Carol earned her Bachelor of Science in Education as well as a master’s degree in education. She taught in the public schools for 45 years and she always had great stories to tell from her years of teaching. She spent several years as an instructor in the reading education program for the Rolla Public Schools.
    Carol was an avid Cardinals baseball fan and she tried to never miss a game on the TV. She was a faithful member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Vlema VanBibber; sister, Faye VanBibber; and brother, Eugene VanBibber.
    She is survived by her nephew, Mark VanBibber of St. James, Missouri; four nieces, Cora Benoit of Alaska, Tena Richard and husband Danny of St. James, Missouri, Rita Anderson and husband James of Minnesota and Florence Feeler of Rolla, Missouri; special great niece who has taken care of Carol for the past several years, Kacie Krueger and husband Tony of St. James, Missouri; other great nieces, Christiana Benoit of Riverside, California, Tasha Richard of St. Louis, Missouri, Kayla Anderson of Minnesota and Amy Snodgrass (Jacob) of Colorado; great nephews, Michael Benoit of Arkansas, Andrew Benoit of Arkansas, Josh Anderson (Haley) of Rolla, Missouri, Daniel Richard (Christina) of Minnesota, Cody Stein (Jamie) of Rolla, Missouri, Spencer VanBibber (Megan) of St. James, Missouri, Wesley VanVibber of Rolla, Missouri and Mark Richard of St. James, Missouri; sister-in-law, Cepha VanBibber; other relatives and friends.
    Vistation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Phil Havens officiating.
    Pallbearers were Daniel Richard, Spencer VanBibber, Tony Krueger, Cody Stein, Westley VanBibber, and Mark VanBibber. Honorary pallbearers were Danny Richard and James Anderson.
    Burial was in the Macedonia Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.