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Carol D. Day

Carol D. Day, daughter of Hubert and Laverne Bishop Hutchison, was born November 21, 1942 in Vera Cruz, rural Douglas County, Missouri and departed this life on November 28, 2020 at Maranatha Village in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 78 years and seven days.

She was united in marriage to Arnold Day on December 23, 1960 and to this union three children were born.  She was preceded in death by Arnold on May 10, 2016.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, and a son, Mike Day.

Carol is survived by her son, Steve Day and wife, Jean, of Rolla; daughter, Stephanie Gamble and husband, Kris, of Springfield, seven grandchildren, Amanda Miller and husband, Todd, Caitlin Stevens and husband Mark, Erin Day, Seth Day and wife Kelly, Lucas Day, Ian Gamble, and Isabel Gamble; four great-grandchildren, Danny, Claire and Charlie Miller, and Liam Stevens; brother, Larry Hutchison and wife, Tammy of Mansfield; sisters, Wilma Pointer of Republic, and Anne Hutchison of Springfield; daughter-in-law, Annalise Day of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.

She was born and raised in rural Douglas County and graduated from Ava High School in the Class of 1960.  After she and Arnold married, they moved to Mansfield where she was employed at Tobin-Hamilton Shoe Factory for most of her working years. Later she held several other factory jobs and retired from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum as a tour guide. While always having a full-time job, she continued to be a dedicated wife and homemaker raising her children.  She was also a faithful pastor’s wife for over 20 years.

Carol gave her life to the Lord as a young adult and was a current member of Berean Baptist Church in Springfield. She had been very active in the various churches where Arnold pastored.

In her spare time, she loved gardening, sewing, and refinishing antique furniture with Arnold.

Carol was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and a caring neighbor and friend.  We celebrate her life and will always cherish the many special memories we had together.