Carolyn Irene Stinnett, 71


Carolyn Irene Stinnett, 71, of Raymond, died at 5:20 p.m., on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

No public services will be held. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Stinnett was born on Feb. 27, 1951, in Springfield, to Anthony Gureski and Catherine Lucille Pamer Gureski. She worked and retired from Jewel Osco in Springfield. Mrs. Stinnett worked for Flowers by Mary Lou in Springfield and owned and operated Helen’s Flower Shop in Rochester. Later, she operated Claus and Son Saddle and Tack Store in Springfield. Mrs. Stinnett had a lifelong love of animals especially horses. She loved participating in Civil War reenactments, sewing period appropriate costumes, cooking and old movies.

Mrs. Stinnett is survived by her spouse, Barry Stinnett; son, Eric C. Clark; grandchildren; sisters, Cathy Brinkley, Pam Gureski and Diane Cherry; brother-in-law, Rick (Anne) Stinnett; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first spouse, Robert M. Clark; sister, Barbara A. Nelson; and brother, Anthony J. Gureski.

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