WOODWARD, Okla. — Carole Willcut, 78-year-old Woodward, Okla., resident, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Woodward. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Gregory Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Billings Funeral Home.
Carole Lee Willcut was born on Feb. 8, 1937, in Great Bend, to Henry and Rachel (Rodie) Muth. She grew up in Hoisington, and graduated from Hoisington High School. Carole attended airline training in Kansas City, Missouri, and upon graduation was placed with Western Airlines in Los Angeles, California. She later returned to Kansas and worked as a bookkeeper for Sprull Motors in Great Bend.
She was united in marriage to Lloyd Willcut on Aug. 10, 1958, in Otis, and they made their first home in Great Bend. Lloyd and Carole moved to Woodward in 1970 when Lloyd opened the branch office for Detroit Diesel. In 1972, Lloyd opened his own machine shop and oilfield repair business, Northwest Service and Equipment, of which Carole was co-owner and office manager and bookkeeper.
Carole was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling with Lloyd in their motor home where they saw many places in the United States, Mexico and Canada. She also enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends and had much love for her dogs over the years.
She is survived by her husband Lloyd Willcut of the home in Woodward; two daughters, Dr. Laurie Ford of Vancouver, BC; Julie Ray and husband Dr. Stan Ray of Stillwater, Okla.; one granddaughter, Whitney Ray of Stillwater; other family members and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; half-brother Herb; and half-sisters Verdie and Helen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Carole’s name to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America or the W.O.O.F Pet Rescue with the funeral home accepting the contributions on behalf of the family.
Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Billings Funeral Home**
1621 Downs Ave.
Woodward, OK 73801
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 15, 2015