Carolyn M. Tator, 87, of Highland died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital-West in Chesterfield, Mo.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Christopher W. Hill, senior pastor of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery in Pana, Ill., at a later date.
She was born on April 18, 1928 in Pana, Ill., to Oscar H. and Marie A. (Siegert) Maisch. On June 16, 1951, she married Donald W. Tator, who passed away on Oct. 17, 2000.
Mrs. Tator graduated from Pana High School in 1946.
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After earning a degree from Elmhurst College as a medical technologist, she worked at Allen Medical Labs in St. Louis, Mo.
She and her husband moved to Connecticut in 1978 and then made Highland their home in 1991. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and took trips to New England, California and Bermuda.
She was an avid golfer and belonged to the Highland Country Club where she played in the Women’s Golf League.
She enjoyed the company of others and helping those in need and was always very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and the Women’s Guild of the church. She was also a member of the Highland Garden Club, Highland Woman’s Club, Elmhurst College Alumni Association, St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary, and the Special Olympics committee in Highland.
She also delivered meals for Meals on Wheels.
Survivors include daughters, Janet L. “Jan” (Wes) Wathey of South Huntington, N.Y., and Nancy M. Baker, St. Charles, Mo.; grandchildren, Gary J. (Sarah) Baker of St. Charles, Mo., Stephanie M. (John) Simpson of Webster Groves, Mo., Christopher W. “Chris” (Caroline) Wathey of South Huntington, N.Y., and Kimberly L. (fiance Douglas Camberis) Wathey of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-grandchild - John L. “Jack” Baker, Charlie L. Baker and Abigail G. “Abbey” Baker, all of St. Charles, Mo., and Addison M. Simpson of Webster Groves, Mo.; and a brother, Weldon F. (Sue) Maisch of Louisville, Ky.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, the Rev. Robert S. Maisch.
Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ.