Carla Ann Stearns, 70, resident of Pittsburg, Illinois passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Carla was born July 28, 1949 in Eldorado to C. Mart Watson, Sr. and Mary Lou (Tucker) Watson. She married James M. Stearns. Carla loved life, particularly loved helping people and animals. She had a joyfully competitive nature and was always up for a friendly game. Carla is survived by her husband: James Michael Stearns, three sons: Matthew Lee Stearns, Zachary David Stearns and James Tucker Stearns, two grandchildren: Alex and Nina Fleming, her mother and step father: Mary Lou and Robert Unsell, brother and sister: C. Mart, Jr. and Beverly Watson, aunt: Katie Vineyard, uncle: John Tucker, brother and sister-in-laws: Cecelia Stearns, Howard and Terah Stearns, Sam and Geneil Stearns, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Carla was preceded in death by her father C. Mart Watson, Sr. Visitation time will be 5-7 pm Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado. As per her wishes, cremation will be accorded following the visitation on Saturday. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com
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