Carol K. Thompson 1930 - 2011
ARLINGTON — Carol K. Thompson, 80, died April 7 at her residence in Arlington.
Born July 14, 1930 in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Thomas and Martha Sheils Keenan. She graduated in 1948 from Radium High School. On July 17, 1948 she married Melvin D. Thompson in Colorado Springs, Colo. A resident of Arlington since 1984, formerly of Larned, she was a homemaker and doll maker for more than 45 years, and was widely known for her handcrafted Raggedy Ann and Andy, Amish and Orphan Annie dolls.
Mrs. Thompson was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in South Hutchinson.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin, of the home; four sons, Dan Thompson, and wife Kay, Radium; Kim Thompson, and wife Joy, Topeka, Randall Thompson, Pretty Prairie; and Kevin Thompson and wife Marie, Wichita; three daughters, Karml Blumanhourst and husband and Randy, Lyons; Krystal Thompson, Hutchinson; and Kandi Smith and Doug Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas; a brother, John Keenan and wife Marie, Seward; two sisters, Lois Daniels and husband Jim, Wichita and Mary Lynn Tesar, Bellevue, Neb.; 27 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kelcy Thompson; a son-in-law, Mike Smith; three sisters, Helen Friesen, Dolores Bryant and infant Martha Keenan; two brothers, Kenneth Keenan and Maurice Keenan; a grandson, Justin Thompson; and a granddaughter, Kara Hogan.
A vigil service is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in South Hutchinson officiated by Father Brian Nelson. A Funeral Mass will be at held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Seward officiated by Father Rene Guesnier and Father Brian Nelson with a Parish Rosary at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Francis Xavier Cemetery in Seward. Memorials are suggested to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in South Hutchinson in care of the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Birzer Funeral Home
P.O. Box 89
Lyons, KS, 67554
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 10, 2011