Lela Lindsey

Posted 1/22/20

Lela Carolyn “Kay” Lindsey, 74, of Chrisman, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. She was a devoted homemaker, …

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Lela Lindsey

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Lela Carolyn “Kay” Lindsey, 74, of Chrisman, passed away at 5:08 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in the emergency room of Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.

A service celebrating her life is 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Templeton Funeral Home, with Pastor Mark Cox officiating. Burial follows in Edgar Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lindsey was born April 26, 1945, in Coles County, the daughter of the late Jack and Modesta Price Lanman. She married Michael Lindsey Feb. 4, 1978, at Paris, and he survives. 

Other survivors include three children, Rick (Leeanne) Reed of Charleston, Kimberly (Kevin) Key of Brocton and Michael (Christen) Reed of Chrisman; a sister, Helen McCarty of Bloomington; seven grandchildren, Kaleb and Klaire Reed, Kody (Jessica) Key, Kraig (Kourtney) Key, Kohl (Eleni) Key and Savanna and Saige Reed; six great-grandchildren, Kaylynn, Kolten, Kinslee and Maya Key, and Karson and Hunter Dunlap; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey Reed; two brothers, Jim and Russell Lanman; and four sisters, Bonnie Fleming, Patty Edwards, Judy Chism and Vicky Edwards. 

Mrs. Lindsey was a member of Paris Southern Baptist Church. She loved traveling, including many spur-of-the-moment trips with her husband. She will be remembered for centering her life around her family. Her favorite times were those spent with her grandchildren, especially babysitting or supporting them in their various sports and activities. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Online Condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.