Carol Jean Sappington


    Carol Jean Sappington (nee Frye) of Bourbon, Missouri was born on Friday, February 25, 1944 in Springfield, Missouri to Lawrence Ray and Vernis Reed Frye and passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 14 days.


    Carol graduated from Sullivan High School with the class of 1962.
    She married Colin Kelly Sappington on March 2, 1968 in Union, Missouri. They lived in Sullivan, Missouri and Stanton, Missouri after being married, but moved to their forever home on a farm in Bourbon, Missouri in 1980.
    Carol had taken some classes at East Central College and she and Colin took real estate classes in the 70s.  Throughout her life, she was a homemaker, worked various places such as Aerofil and as a mail carrier in Sullivan, Missouri, a census worker, Holiday Inn in Sullivan, Missouri and the Windmill in Stanton, Missouri.  She played the piano at St. Clair Christian Church and at Fairview Baptist Church in Bourbon, Missouri for many years.  Carol enjoyed to garden and can their harvest, cook and also sew.  
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence “Ray” and Vernis Frye; parents-in-law, Champ Clark and Allie Sappington; sister-in-law, Vera Sappington-Alexander; and daughter-in-law, Melinda Sappington.
    She is survived by her husband, Colin Kelly Sappington of Bourbon, Missouri; sons, Kurt Watson of Steelville, Missouri, Keith (Lisa) Sappington of Leslie, Missouri and Kevin Sappington of Bourbon, Missouri; grandchildren, Kamiella Watson of Steelville, Missouri, Kayley Sappington of St Louis, Missouri, Emily Sappington and Blaine Sappington, both of Leslie, Missouri and Makenna Sappington of Bourbon, Missouri; brother, Larry Frye of Bourbon, Missouri; sisters, LaRae (Darrell) Bailey of Leasburg, Missouri and  Laura (Gary) Juergens of Sullivan, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Cain (David George) of Bourbon, Missouri and Janet (Ronald) West of Sullivan, Missouri;  other relatives and friends.
    The family chose cremation as her final disposition.
    A private memorial service will be held at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Kyle Phillips of First Assembly, Sullivan, Missouri officiating.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.