Obituary: Carolyn Key, 76, of Tremont

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

Carolyn K. Key, 76, of Tremont, died at 5:52 am Tuesday, March 23, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

 She was born May 27, 1938, in Peoria to Leo O. and Celia A. Hutchcraft Moore and married James F. Key on August 21, 1960, in Tremont. He survives.

 Also surviving are one son, David (Sharon) Key of Morton; one daughter, Debbie (Ron) Livengood of Mackinaw;  two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and one sister, Linda (Craig) Robison of Tremont.

 Carolyn graduated from Illinois State University in Normal in 1960 with a Bachelor’s degree in physical education and business. She began her teaching career at Hopedale schools, then taught at Pekin, and was athletic director at Morton High School and retired from Morton High School in 1994.

 She was a member of Tremont Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, was in the hand bell choir, church choir, and served as deaconess.  She was a member of Tremont Garden Club, where she served as past president, member of Tazewell County Retired Teachers, Red Hat Society and was a member of ISU 50 Year Alumni Club. She was a member of Fondulac Golf League, Morton Pine Lakes, Quail Meadows, belonged to several couples golf leagues and went on golf outings with friends. She was a member of Caterpillar Camping Club and a Pinochle Club with friends.

 Her funeral was March 28 at Tremont Baptist Church in Tremont officiated by The Rev. Noah Lee. Burial will be at Glendale Memorial Gardens.

 Memorials may be made to Tremont Baptist Church.

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