Elizabeth "Liz" Ann (Holden) Curtsinger

July 18, 1939 ~ November 12, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Elizabeth "Liz" Curtsinger Obituary

Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Curtsinger, 84, formerly of Carterville, passed away November 12, 2023, at Parkway Manor in Marion.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2023, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Todd Hawk officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Herrin House of Hope.

Liz was born July 18, 1939, in Carterville, to Willard Leo and Anna Faye (Hampton) Holden. She married Elwood “Woody” Curtsinger on August 26, 1970, in Kentucky. He preceded her in death on January 15, 2002.

A graduate of practical nursing from V.T.I. (Southern Illinois University) in 1963, she retired in 1994 from the VA Medical Center in Marion. Previously, Liz had worked various nursing positions in southern Illinois and Decatur.

She is survived by her children, Lee Ann (K.T.) Tiery, James Oliver Jr. (significant other, Diana), and Daniel L. (Melissa) Curtsinger; step-children, Veronica Lynn Curtsinger, Karen Mulder, and Elwood Curtsinger Jr.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 5 loving and devoted sisters, Patricia (James) Reid, Judith (Gary) Cochennour, Pamela (Bruce) Peffer, Diana (Robert Dale) Yates, Teresa (Steve) Malroy; plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents; husband; step-sons, Anthony and Kenneth; and nephew, Scott Dale Holden.

She was a charter member of Harvest Time Worship Center in Herrin. She belonged to the Red Hats and volunteered at the Herrin House of Hope. Liz was an avid walker who enjoyed calling BINGO and collecting hats. She loved people and her circus peanuts.

She requests no tears: only remembrance of her as a loving caring Nurse for many years, a good mother, a loving wife, and sister.



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November 16, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918

Funeral Service
November 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
322 North Division
Carterville, IL 62918


Herrin House of Hope
112 N. 14th Street, Herrin IL 62948


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