Carol Jayne Reaves Dark

Dark, Carol Jayne Reaves August 8th, 1936 - January 3, 2013. Carol passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Richard William Dark; her son Richard Garner Dark ( Nancy ) and their daughters Alexandra, Sydney and Grace; Daughter Diane Dark and her son Mark Brinley Lewis, Jr.; and son Steven ( Kristin ) and their sons Zane, Ethan, Noah and Will. Also the dear daughter of the late Dr. Lowry Donald Reaves and Bonny Swam Garner; stepdaughter of the late Elma Reaves; and sister of the late Diane Reaves London. Carol graduated from Clayton High School in 1954 and studied theatre at UCLA. She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. Carol contributed much to her community, having served on the boards of Kilo Foundation for Diabetes, Kids Under 21 (KUTO), The Wednesday Club, the Kirkwood Historic Society (where she was active in the restoration of Mudd's Grove ). She was President of the Mother's Club, both at Mary Institute and Kirkwood High School. Carol founded the Kirkwood Area Perpetual Scholarships (KAPS) for graduating seniors at Kirkwood High School and was a founding member of the Kirkwood Farmer's Market. At one time, she owned an Hotel Publication Advertising Agency working in New York, Chicago and St. Louis. Carol was an early supporter and organizer of Dragonboat Racing in St. Louis. Carol's long time passion for antiques led her to start and run high quality Antique Shows in the area. The Heritage Show for 33 years and the Meet Me in St. Louis show at Queeny Park for 12 years. A share of the show's proceeds were donated to several charities. Services: Visitation will be held on Sun., Jan. 13th, from 2-6 pm at BOPP Chapel , 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. A memorial celebration of Carol's life will take place on Mon., Jan. 14th, 10am, at Kirk of the Hills Church, 12928 Ladue Road. Burial will be private. Carol's family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care provided by BJC Hospice during the last weeks of her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BJC Hospice Foundation or Kirkwood Area Perpetual Fund. Arrangements by Bopp Chapel.


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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Jan. 6 to Jan. 11, 2013