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Alison Ann (Clutter) Caro 1949 - 2018
Alison Ann (Clutter) Caro 1949 - 2018

LARNED — Alison Ann (Clutter) Caro, 69, passed away Dec. 31, 2018, in Larned, Kan. after a three-year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. Born Jan. 9, 1949, in Larned, Alison was the fourth child born to Charles Edgar and Norma Frances Hofsess Clutter. She was a healthy, strong-willed, independent wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. A lifetime area resident, Alison had the privilege of being able to pursue her passion early on, studying music and ballet in Michigan and then furthering her education to South Florida. After a short time of teaching dance in Colorado; she came home to earn her Master’s degree in Special Education from Fort Hays State University. Alison taught special education at the Larned State Hospital and later worked for the United States Postal Service.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the church choir, Larned. Some of her most precious hobbies in life were enjoying her grandchildren, cooking, reading, gardening and being a foster care provider.

On Aug. 1, 1981, she married Cecil Bradley with whom she had two precious boys, Miles and Malcolm. She later married Lloyd Vernon Caro, Aug. 3, 1998, in Wichita; with whom she built a wonderful life of housekeeping, gardening and foster parenting.

Her beloved survivors include, husband, Lloyd Caro, Larned; two sons, Malcolm Joseph Bradley, Ruidoso, N.M., Miles Dustin and Lindsey Bradley, Topeka; stepson, Chris Caro, Hudson; two stepdaughters, Leah and Matt Alexander, Garfield, Suzan Lohr, Larned; brother, David Clutter, Parachute, Colo.; sister, Cydney and Frank Pearce, Richland Springs, Texas; six grandchildren, Logan Bradley, Dakota Bradley, Aliah Alexander, Avah Alexander, Asher Alexander, Abe Alexander and foster daughter, Kassandra Razo, Larned. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Curtis Clutter.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Larned, with Pastor Bill Stapleton presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Memorials may be given to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge-Kansas City, Mo. in care of Beckwith Mortuary, P.O. Box 477 Larned, KS 67550. Condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Beckwith Mortuary 

P.O. Box 477 

Larned, KS 67550

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 4, 2019