Graveside services for Carrie Lynn Read Waln, 57, Eudora, will be 1:30 pm, Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Oak Hill Cemetery.
She passed peacefully February 10, 2021, at her home in Gardner, Kansas, surrounded by her loved ones.
Carrie was born July 18, 1963, in Colorado Springs, CO, the daughter of Robert Warren and Teresa Lee Parmley Read.
She graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1981. Later went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked around Kansas for nearly 20 years.
Carrie enjoyed sewing and quilting. She always loved to make beautiful gifts for family, and teaching others to sew. You could also find her in the kitchen baking and sneaking her grandkids a sweet treat.
She married Daniel Waln on June 11, 1983, in Osawatomie, Kansas. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include her parents, children, Emily Aronhalt (Matt), Eudora, Chadwyn Waln (Danielle), Broken Arrow, OK, and Mallory Beasterfeld (Clinton), Eudora; siblings Dan Read (Denise), St. Roberts, MO, Annie Surber (Scott), Franklinton, NC, Patty Cutshaw (Travis), Paola, KS; eight grandchildren – Abigail, Isaac, Trinity, Fiona, Amelia, Madeline, Charles, and Jonah.
Memorial contributions may be made to Battle Boutique, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Carrie was such a compassionate, gentle soul. So very thoughtful & considerate of others. Ron & I had known her for just a little over a year. We were a Cancee Club of three, my colon cancer diagnosis one month after her & my husband currently with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Her knowledge of sewing, her baking & love of family were great assets. We were so fortunate to have met many of her family members, including precious grandchildren! We miss her dearly & are so grateful to have been a part of her life for such a short time!
Our condolences goes to all of you from The Old Castle Team
She was more than a sister-n-law, and I loved her like a sister. I loved her gentle and caring nature. I especially loved to hear her laughter and would do whatever I could, to make her laugh. Although, it’s been some time since I saw her in person, she’ll always have a special place in my heart.
I met Carrie at a look good feel better class for ladies going through cancer. I am so blessed to have met her that evening along with three other feisty fighters. We became a close group that encouraged one another through treatments, surgeries, radiation, losing our hair, and side effects from treatments! Carrie was always kind and encouraging and she gave the best hugs! She inspired me by her strength and tenacity as she was going through her treatments. She had such a positive attitude even when she didn’t feel well! She will be missed! I am so thankful that I will have memories of our time together to hold onto! I also have some of her lovely handcrafted items. She was so talented on the sewing machine! Prayers for the family and her precious children and grandchildren! 💙💗
Carrie was my aunt and a wonderful, caring and loving person. I spent a lot of time at her house when I was younger playing with my cousins and have great memories of her. I’m happy you’re no longer in pain Aunt Carrie, but you’ll be very missed here on earth. I love you…till we meet again. ❤️
Carrie was the best wife and friend I could have and my Angel on Earth. We spent 38 wonderful years together and I loved every moment of it. It is so difficult to say goodbye to her and to not be able to touch her hand and feel her warmth and love. I kissed her hand every single time we got into the car to go somewhere for 38 straight years and I asked her a few weeks ago if it bothered her that each time we go somewhere we would hold hands and I would pull her hand up and kiss it once or twice, and she said No, she said I would love to have you do that for ever if possible. She was my precious Angel, my precious Love and I will never be the same after having her in my life.
Carrie was truly a special lady. She was a treasure on this earth. She always spoke kindly of others. Always encouraged others. Always look at the brighter side. Always talked about her children and grandchildren. Always devoted her time to serving others. Always trusted in her Savior, Jesus Christ. I was so honored to call her friend and to do a very small portion of life w her. Her Cancer Warriors will miss her; Battle Boutique will miss her; I will miss her deeply.
Carrie was my first friend I made who also had cancer. I was freshly bald in my first round of chemo and meeting her gave me so much joy and courage. We, along with our other “feisty fighters”, formed my most cherished group of friends and our great times together will forever have a special place in my heart. I love you sweet friend. Enjoy the peace and comfort you so deserve. You were an angel here on Earth and I have no doubt you are walking hand in hand with God right now.
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