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Carlene Landis
Carlene Landis
Carlene Landis

MANHEIM, Pennsylvania — Carlene Landis passed into her loving Savior’s arms on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021.  Her family and friends were blessed to have Carlene’s love and support for 72 years. Although heartbroken, her family rejoices in knowing she is at peace in her heavenly home.

Carlene was the beloved daughter of Leonard and Esther (Mai) Stettinger who preceded her in death, along with a precious infant daughter, Lori Landis. Carlene is survived by her husband Larry Landis of 54 years, her sons Chris (Missy) of Olathe, KS, Chad (Carolynn) of Severna Park, MD, and her 4 cherished grandchildren, Christine, Iain, Jeffrey, and Grace. Additionally, she is survived by her sister, Linda Dodson (Arnel) of Olathe, KS and her brother, John Stettinger (Sherry) of Great Bend, KS as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Carlene’s passions centered on family, faith, and treasured moments including time at the beach or traveling with her husband and friends.  She enjoyed volunteering at church on the praise & worship team and the children’s ministry.  In her professional life, Carlene worked for over 20 years in the healthcare field serving others in the medical laboratory at Halstead Hospital and Lancaster General Hospital.

Carlene’s deep abiding faith sustained her during two battles with breast cancer (2000 & 2018). Both times, she was healed, God is good!!! Continuing the fight against cancer, the family plans on walking in their 22nd year of Relay For Life and driving cancer patients to their treatments (Road to Recovery).

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Carlene’s life at a memorial service on October 23rd, 2 p.m. at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. Her remains will be interred at the family plot in Hoisington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carlene’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544. For online condolences, visit  

Funeral arrangements provided by

Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home

P.O. Box 146

Hoisington, KS 67544

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Oct. 17, 2021