Carolyn Irene Stinnett, 71 of Raymond, died at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 5:20 p.m. She was born on February 27, 1951, in Springfield to Anthony Gureski and Catherine Lucille Pamer Gureski.
She worked and retired from Jewel Osco in Springfield. Carolyn worked for Flowers by Mary Lou in Springfield and owned and operated Helen’s Flower Shop in Rochester. Later, she operated Claus & Son Saddle & Tack Store in Springfield. Carolyn had a lifelong love of animals, especially horses. Carolyn loved participating in Civil War reenactments, sewing period-appropriate costumes, cooking and old movies.
She 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.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; first spouse, Robert M. Clark; sister, Barbara A. Nelson; and brother, Anthony J. Gureski.
No public services will be held. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.