Carolyn Kay (Talkington) Reed

September 18, 1940 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 80)

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Carolyn Kay Reed, 80, of Brighton, went to be with her Lord at 5:11 am on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

She was born on September 18, 1940 in Chesterfield, IL the daughter of the late Howard and Lucille (Tuey) Talkington.

Carolyn married Roger William Reed on December 12, 1959 in Medora. He survives.

Roger and Carolyn owned and operated Twin Acres Nursery for over 30 years. She also worked as a clerk at Brighton Pharmacy for 10 years.  She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton.  Carolyn enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards, birdwatching, baking, was an avid reader, and spending time with her family.  Her children will always remember her taking time to be there for them never missing a school party where she could help as a room mom.

She is survived by her husband, Roger; five daughters and their spouses, Lori (Robert) Martin of Moscow Mills, MO, Lisa (Roger) Greeling of Godfrey, IL, Linda (Jeff) Mayernich of Peoria, IL, Leann (Matt) Fischer of Alton, IL, and Lynette (Mike) Vandlik of Guilford, CT; sixteen loving grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters Joann Wiggins and Marsha (Dean) Johnson; several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lucille; two sisters Doris Austwick and Sandy Talkington.

Services will be private with a burial at Brighton Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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