Carolyn Ann Schuh, 58, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at home surrounded by family and friends.
She was born February 3, 1963, in Springfield, the daughter of John Milburn and Dorothy Barlow Milburn. She married Kevin Schuh on March 2, 1991, at Springfield’s First United Methodist Church; he survives, along with two children, Kenzi and Kace Schuh of Springfield.
Carolyn graduated from Lanphier High School in 1981. After high school she was a legal secretary for more than a decade before devoting her life to helping run the family business Modern Paving, Scrap and Demolition.
She enjoyed roller skating, camping and bingo. Carolyn was also known for her prestigious role in the racing community. For years, she would travel with the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Sprint Car Series and volunteer at race tracks around Central Illinois. In June, she was inducted into the Jacksonville Speedway Hall of Fame. Outside the race track, she would host fundraising race parties for many local drivers. Her role wouldn’t go unnoticed as she was highlighted in the June, 2021 Speedway Illustrated Magazine and awarded a Challenge Coin as a token of positive influence and excellence to the racing community.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-n-laws Gale Langley and Ray Burris Jr.
Carolyn is survived by six siblings, Diane Langley, Mike Milburn (Tammie), Barb Milburn, Bill Milburn (Sharon), Brenda Burris, Judy Claussen; and several nieces/nephews and great-nieces/nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Boondocks in Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to the Carolyn Schuh Benevolent Racers Fund.
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