FARMINGTON -- Carol Alice Saylor, 86, of Columbia, Illinois, formerly of Farmington passed away April 18, 2019. She was born May 12, 1932, in St. Louis. Carol was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Farmington. In her younger years, Carol worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Newman and later ran the Wishing Well Gift Shop in downtown Farmington for many years. She enjoyed bowling, painting and had a knack for interior decorating. Carol was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernie and Genevieve (Stevenson) Jones; husband, Earl Leon Saylor; son, Dennis Leon Saylor; grandson, Justin J. Koppeis; son-in-law, Frederic Custer.
Carol is survived by four children, Kathryn E. Custer of Gulfport, Mississippi, Patricia A. Koppeis and husband Joseph of Columbia, Illinois, Mary E. Banes and husband Ron of Sunset Hills, Missouri, and Kevin E. Saylor (Lisa Hammack) of Farmington; two grandchildren, Carol-Ann Custer, and Kayla Saylor; four great-grandchildren, Addison, Reagan, and Harper Koppeis, and Bryce Raby; sister, Elaine Miller and husband Jim; brother-in-law, Bill Saylor. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial visitation will be held Friday, April 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. until the time of memorial service at 11 a.m. at the C.Z. Boyer & Son – Taylor Chapel in Farmington with Deacon Mike Burch officiating. A private inurnment will take place at Hillview Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the donor’s choice. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.