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Jacquelyn Reynolds

Jacquelyn L. Reynolds, age 78 of Highland, died Friday, August 2, at her home in Highland.

 She was born on Wednesday, June 11, 1941, in Greenville, the daughter of  Cecil and Wilma (nee Meyer) Sparlin.

 On June 19, 1974, she married Darrell L. Reynolds in Belleville, who passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 1997.

 She grew up on a farm near Troy; and graduated from Troy High School in 1959.  She moved to Michigan with her first husband, where she drove a school bus.  She returned to Troy in 1969; moving to Highland in the late 1970’s.  She retired from Arrow Group Industries, Breese, in 2009.  She loved caring for and riding horses, was an amateur photographer and was into genealogy.  She was a big Chicago Cubs Fan and enjoyed travelling all over the USA.

Survivors include, daughter: Lori L. (Dean) Grapperhaus of Highland, LuAnn P. Recker of Marissa, LuGene S.  (Chris) Parsley of Caseyville, and Lynette M. (Shaun) Osborne of Oregon; grandchildren – Karie L. (Rich) Schuck of Highland, Kendra A. (Daniel) Wiedwilt of Okawville, Chelsea D. (significant other-Buddy) Parsley of Saint Jacob, Misty N. Recker of New Athens, Erica L. (Todd) Wainscott or Naples, Florida, Megan R. Recker of  Marissa, Chloe E. Schuster of Fillmore, Cory P. Schuster of Pocahontas, Conner Schuster of Pocahontas; many great grandchildren; step sons, Kevin L. Reynolds of Saint Louis, Scott G.  Reynolds, Barry J. Reynolds of Highland; step-daughter, Tammy A. Reynolds of St. Louis; and brother, Gerald W. “Jerry” Sparlin of Highland.

She was preceded in death by her father, Cecil Guy Sparlin; Mother, Wilma Louise Sparlin (nee Meyer); and husband, Darrell L. Reynolds.

 Visitation was held on Aug. 6 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 6 at the funeral home, with Rev. Fr. Adam Zawadzki, Parochial Vicar, St. Paul Catholic Church, officiating.

Interment was at Friedens United Church of Christ Cemetery in Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland was in charge of arrangements.

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