Kirkwood Community Fixture Carol Dark Dies at 76
Dark founded a scholarship fund for seniors graduating from Kirkwood High School, was a founding member of the Kirkwood Farmers' Market and was active in the restoration of Mudd's Grove.
Obituary provided by Bopp Chapel.
Dark, Carol Jayne Reaves August 8th, 1936 - January 3, 2013 Carol passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years; Richard William Dark; her son Richard Garner Dark ( Nancy ) and their daughters Alexandra, Sydney and Grace; Daughter Diane Dark and her son Mark Brinley Lewis, Jr.; and son Steven ( Kristin ) and their sons Zane, Ethan, Noah and Will. Also the dear daughter of the late Dr. Lowry Donald Reaves and Bonny Swam Garner; stepdaughter of the late Elma Reaves; and sister of the late Diane Reaves London.
Carol graduated from Clayton High School in 1954 and studied theatre at UCLA. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Carol contributed much to her community, having served on the boards of Kilo Foundation for Diabetes , Kids Under 21 ( KUTO ), The Wednesday Club , the Kirkwood Historic Society ( where she was active in the restoration of Mudd's Grove). She was President of the Mother's Club, both at Mary Institute and Kirkwood High School.
At one time, she owned an Hotel Publication Advertising Agency working in New York, Chicago and St. Louis. Carol was an early supporter and organizer of Dragonboat racing in St. Louis Carol's long time passion for antiques lead her to start and run high quality Antique Shows in the area. The Heritage Show for 33 years and the "Meet Me in St. Louis" show at Queeny Park for 12 years. A share of the show's proceeds were donated to several charities.
Visitation will be held on Sunday January 13th at Bopp Chapel from 2-6pm 10610 Manchester Road. A memorial celebration of Carol's life will take place on January 14th, 10am at Kirk of the Hills Church 12928 Ladue Road. Burial will be private. Carol's family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care provided by BJC Hospice during the last weeks of her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BJC Hospice Foundation or Kirkwood Area Perpetual Fund.
Sunday, January 13, 2-6 p.m. Bopp Chapel
Monday, January 14 (time pending) Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church 12928 Ladue Road, 63141