Carol E. Connell, age 64, of Mineral Point, formerly of Dodgeville, passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center following a long illness. The former Carol Johnston was born on January 4, 1948 in Dodgeville to Donald and Wilma (Evans) Johnston. She married Martin Connell of Rolla, MO on May 29, 1965. Carol managed the 4 Corners Cafe and also had worked at Governor Dodge State Park and Lands' End. Her greatest joy came from time spent with her family and caring for her special pets.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ashley Connell; a son, Travis Connell; her parents, Donald and Wilma Johnston; her in-laws, William and Lily Mae Connell and three siblings, Donald, Jack and Edith Johnston.
Carol is survived by her husband, Martin of Mineral Point; four children, Talbert (Tracy) Connell of Dodgeville; Annette (Phil) Crow of Montfort; Troy Connell of Mineral Point and Tyler Connell of Mineral Point; 12 grandchildren; three siblings, Margariette (Bill) Vatter; Gladys Johnston and David (Karen) Johnston, all of Dodgeville; a sister-in-law, Emily Johnston of Bagley as well as many nieces, nephews and friends In keeping with Carol's wishes, private family services were held. Inurnment was in East Side Cemetery in Dodgeville.