Carolyn E. Edwards, 90, of Taylorville passed away at 10:44AM, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in her home.  She was born on February 10, 1926 in Greenville, Illinois, the daughter of Arno F. and Carrie Mae (Friedlein) Senn.  She married Shirl B. Edwards on May 31, 1947 in Mayfield, Kentucky and he preceded her in death.  Prior to staying home and raising her family, Carolyn had worked as a secretary at Baldor Manufacturing Company in Greenville.  Carolyn was an active member in the Taylorville First Presbyterian Church where she served 2 terms as a deacon as well as many years on the Presbyterian Women’s Board. 


She is survived by her children: Sheri (Charles) Reith of Rochester, Jan (Terry) Wolf of Homer, Diane (Ray McGee) Edwards of Oakhurst, California, Edie (Bruce) Jones of Taylorville, Sandy (Jeff) Carl of Visalia, California, Steven (Marjorie) Edwards, of Wheaton; grandchildren: Erin Brown, Trent Wolf, Kim Todd, Morgan Watson, and Triston Carl; great grandchildren: Caleb, Andrew, Noah, and Logan.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. 


A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville with the Rev. Michael Evanchak officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10:00AM until service time.  Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. 


Memorials may be left to the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.  Memories of Carolyn or condolences to the family may be left online at

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