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Carolyn Louise Carlton

December 22, 1940 — April 12, 2023

Grandview

Carolyn Louise Carlton

 

Carolyn Louise Carlton, 82, of Grandview, passed away April 12, 2023.  Visitation will be Saturday, April 15th from 2-3pm followed by services at 3pm, all at the Church of the Resurrection Wesley Chapel in Leawood.  Private burial will follow at Longview Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Carolyn was born on December 22, 1940, in Kansas City, KS to Robert and Josephine (Summers) Barrett.  Her father died when Carolyn was very young and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Albert Kraas, whom she loved dearly.  Carolyn attended Grandview High School. She married Kirby Carlton on October 14, 1960, and together they raised three children. 

Carolyn then went back to school, graduating from Penn Valley, then obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Baker University, and finally attaining a master’s degree from St. Francis University.  She spent her career in nursing, working at Baptist Medical Center for 25 years.

Carolyn had many talents and interests:  she played the piano, enjoyed sewing, making ceramics and porcelain dolls, reading, and studying birds, but painting was her favorite hobby; she had many pieces on display in several art shows.  She also loved her Bible Study and Art Guild groups at Church of the Resurrection, as well as her painting class and lunch days with her high school girlfriends.

In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by a son, Kyle Carlton; brothers, Robert and Charles Barrett; a sister, Joann Hinman; nephews: Michael, Kenneth, Larry, Craig, Curtis; nieces: Cindy Hinman and her daughter Lindsay, Roberta, and Stephanie.  She is survived by her husband, Kirby, of 62 years; daughter, Lissa Melber (husband Lance); son, Brent Carlton; grandchildren:  Kyla, Monica, and Reece; honorary grandkids, Christina and Becky, who she loved deeply, along with nieces and nephews: Cathy, Cheryl, Chris , Gary , Bob , Karen , Rebecca, Charlie, Gregg, Jim, Susan, Cindy and Craig.

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, April 15, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Wesley Chapel

13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66224

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 15, 2023

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Wesley Chapel

13720 Roe Ave, Leawood, KS 66224

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