Graveside services for Carlene Ann Passell, 62, Lawrence, will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 11, 2011, at Oak Hill Cemetery. Carlene died Saturday, February 5, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Carlene was born in 1948 in Cheyenne County, Kansas. The daughter of Samuel Carr Passell and Signa Joyce Passell.
Carlene is survived by long time companion David Davis of the home; 2 sons, Chad Wahrman and his wife Amy of Laurens, Iowa, and Christopher Chisholm and his wife Amber of Pratt, Kansas; 2 sisters, Patricia Crabtree and her husband Dale of St. Francis, Kansas, and Sue Ellen Stimbert and her husband Troy, of Hays, Kansas; 4 grandchildren, Steven, Paige, and Samantha Wharman, and Caiden Chisholm; 2 nephews and a niece, Derek Crabtree, Ashlee Rhea, and Trent Stimbert; and 1 great niece, Kaylee Sue Rhea.
Carlene was preceded in death by both of her parents.
Carlene graduated high school in 1966 in St. Francis, Kansas. She moved to Colby, Kansas where she received her degree as a registered nurse. She worked many years as an RN in area hospitals and nursing homes.
In 1999 she moved to Lawrence, Kansas.
Carlene never met a stranger. She had a special way of making you feel like you had known her forever. She truly enjoyed people of all ages. She made many many friends throughout her life. Carlene enjoyed cooking, reading, and keeping in touch with phone calls and e-mails to friends and relatives.
Carlene had developed many health issues in the last several years of her life, which kept her close to home.
She will be missed by many special friends and relatives.
Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggest memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
I am so sorry that we did not get to reconnect, but so very glad that you got the chance to reconnect with our mom, Fawna. I remember when you lived in Colby and Chad was little. Glad that your earthly suffering is over now RIP Carlene, and watch over all your loved ones.
Im sorry i havent seen u n awhile. U always miss what u dont have, sometime u dont realize what it is untill it is gone n by then its too late to get back. We had a great time at work. U btr say hi to elvis for me. Lots of love.
Pat and family,
I am so sorry to hear Carlene passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She is at peace now.
Dear Cousin……..I mourn your passing but
I am so glad we were able to reconnect in the last few years…Rest in peace….God is with you ….
We Love & Miss you Carlene. R.I.P our Dear Friend. We know your watching over us.
Rest in Peace Cousin. You will be missed!
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