Caroline Louise Talleur, 68, St. Clair, departed this life in Creve Coeur Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Caroline was born in Leadwood Oct. 28, 1944, the daughter of Earl L. Large and wife Alice Robadine, nee Matlock.
On May 13, 1967, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Robert Talleur and three children came to bless this union.
Caroline is survived by her husband, Lawrence Talleur, known to most as "Larry," St. Clair; one son, Greg Talleur and wife Janell, St. Clair; one daughter, Wendi Pier and husband Archie, St. Clair; four grandchildren, Ashton Pier and boyfriend Nathan Arban, Alexis Talleur, Ethan and Emma Talleur, all of St. Clair; one great-grandchild, Khloe Pier, St. Clair; sister-in-law, Carol Ann Talleur, High Ridge; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Large; mother, Alice Robadine "Robbie" Bristol; stepfather, Allan Bristol; and one son, Joseph Talleur.
Caroline was a longtime, devoted member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Clair. She served the church as the Sunday school superintendent and on other various church committees.
Caroline was a seamstress by trade and for about 10 years, owned and operated Granny's Dollhouse store, St. Clair. She enjoyed many hobbies and interests during her life, but Caroline especially liked sewing and reading. Nothing meant more to Caroline than her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. The love they shared and the many wonderful memories created will forever be treasured by them all.
Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 13, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Clair, with the Rev. Roger Altenberger officiating.
Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Backpack Program.
The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.
Published in The Missourian on January 16, 2013