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Carolyn Sue Kinner

August 20, 1946November 15, 2020
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Carolyn Sue Kinner celebrated her homecoming on November 15, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was a loving wife, mom, sister, niece, aunt and grandmother. She entered Heaven’s gate at the age of 74. Carolyn was known for infectious laughter and contagious smile. Nicknames were “Social Butterfly” & “Tommie Girl.”

Carolyn was born on August 20, 1946 in Jacksonville, IL to Edward and Verdie May (Calhoun) Fulton. She married William “Bill” D. Kinner on March 18, 1967 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL. They had two daughters: Kristine Clemens and Dawn (John) Weatherford; four grandkids: Samantha Clemens, Nicholas Clemens, Kayla Weatherford and Paige Weatherford.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Roberta Wallner Ruble and Joyce Brown, brother Bernard Fulton, brothers-in-law: Harry Wallner and Donald Gleason. She is survived by: husband Bill, daughters: Kristine of Jacksonville and Dawn of Springfield, sister-in-law Evelyn Fulton of Chatham, brother Robert (Evelyn) Fulton of New Berlin, sisters: Beverly (Robert) Spicer of Springfield, Donna Gleason of Petersburg and brothers-in-law: Kenneth Brown of Pleasant Plains and Robert Ruble of Springfield as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Carolyn graduated from Pleasant Plains High School. After graduation she was employed within the Trust Department of then Springfield Marine Bank. After leaving employment to raise her family, she was employed by the Illinois Secretary of State in the Payroll Department. She retired to spend time with her grandkids. She was a life long member and elder of Farmingdale Presbyterian Church. Her hobbies were watching her grandkids sporting events, socializing during these events and vacationing in Florida.

A private graveside service will be held at Farmington Cemetery. Donations may be made to: Pleasant Plains Food Pantry, P.O. Box 385, Pleasant Plains, IL. 62677 or to Richland Creek Baptist Church, P.O. Box 176, Pleasant Plains, IL. 62677 and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.

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Faye Geist

November 24, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Carolyn definitely brought laughter and sunshine into our world and made us smile. Thinking of you all. Prayers for you and your families.

Jackie Reiser

November 23, 2020

Dear Dawn, John, Paige, Kayla and Bill,

We were so lucky to get to know your mom and Grandma at so many sporting events, and see how much she loved watching her grandkids play! We will miss seeing her on the bleachers, and wish you all the comfort of your special memories in the coming weeks. May God hold you all close within His love.

All our love,
Troy, Jackie, Hannah, Maddie and Grace Reiser

Wayne Benanti

November 21, 2020

I always enjoyed seeing the two of you out and about over the many years we’ve known each other ! Sorry I can’t attend any of the services ! Been in hospital with the virus and am now quarantined Wayne & Sandy Benanti

Alan Fox

November 20, 2020

Bill, Kris, and Dawn -- I am so sorry that I am unable to attend services. You could not have chosen a better picture to remember Carolyn! That smile! Her infectious laugh! How could one be around her and not remember those. Our trips to MCL on my visits to Springfield is something I always looked forward to. Go Rest High On That Mountain -- Sweet Lady! God Bless the entire Kinner family

Robert Andrew

November 20, 2020

Bill and Family, Sorry for your Loss, Our prayers are with you and your family at this time, BOB

MaryAnn & Ken Krueger

November 19, 2020

We just want to give our condolences to the entire Kinner Family. We have fond memories of Carolyn at Pleasant Plains Girls Volleyball games, since Kris and Kelly both played. Those were good times cheering the girls on to Victory. We will always remember Carolyn’s friendliness and sweet smile. May God comfort you all in the days to come.

Sincerely
Kenneth & MaryAnn Krueger & Family

Bess Koester

November 16, 2020

I had the honor and privilege of being a small part of Carolyn's life. On are visits she would talk about some things in her life that brought her so much joy and her loving devoted husband was her everything. She brought me joy and is truly going to be missed. All the stars she would talk about seeing in the sky brought a smile to her face as well as mine.Carolyn you are free now with our Lord. Dance away until your family meets again. 😢⭐💔

Mary Kinner

November 16, 2020

Sitting in her kitchen tonite and near the oven, I remember the many many foods she prepared for our family. Brought tears to my eyes and sadness of those good old times are gone. Also seeing her sitting on the porch smoking her small cigars. Rest in peace, Carolyn.

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