Carolyn Lovelace

Obituary of Carolyn Lee Lovelace

Funeral Services for Carolyn Lee Lovelace of Elsberry, MO will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Lance Long of Crestwood, MO will officiate with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Elsberry. Serving as pallbearers will be Bryan Collins, Eric Lovelace, Kelly Skaggs, Ryan Collins, Robbie Lovelace and Louie Lovelace; and honorary pallbearers will be Brent Sherman, Greg Sherman, Chris Koch, Donnie Copenhaver, Billy Streeter, Rusty Simmons and Jim Jenkins. Mrs. Lovelace, 79, passed away Thursday morning, May 26, 2022, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, MO. Born August 31, 1942 in Louisiana, MO, she was the daughter of Clarence and Bessie Branstetter. Carolyn was a 1960 graduate and Salutatorian of Louisiana High School. She was united in marriage on June 2, 1963 in Kansas City, MO to Dennis Lynn “Denny” Lovelace. This union was blessed with one son, Jimmy. As a young woman, Carolyn worked as a secretary for J.C. Penney in Louisiana, then as a clerk at Metts’ grocery store in Elsberry. She worked for many years as a secretary at the clothing factory on Broadway in Elsberry through several different owners. She enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Blues and racing. More than anything, Carolyn loved being a full-time Gaga! She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bessie Branstetter; three brothers: Jim, John and Ralph; and seven sisters: Sara, Betty, Jane, Peggy, Rachel, Kay and Margaret. Survivors include her beloved husband of almost 59 years, Denny Lovelace of Elsberry; their son, Jimmy Lovelace and his wife, Carolyn, of Elsberry; and two grandchildren: Louie and Kara Lovelace. She also leaves several in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
Wednesday
1
June

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Carter-Ricks Funeral Home
107 S. 5th Street
Elsberry, Missouri, United States
573-898-2181
Wednesday
1
June

Funeral Services

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Carter-Ricks Funeral Home
107 S. 5th Street
Elsberry, Missouri, United States
573-898-2181
Wednesday
1
June

Interment

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Highway CC
Elsberry, Missouri, United States
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