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Carol Kirchmer

September 7, 1941 — July 12, 2018

 

Carol Ann Froese Kirchmer died peacefully on July 12, 2018 in Wichita, KS at the age of 76.

Carol is survived by her husband, Donald Kirchmer of Sedgwick; children, Kimberly Kirchmer (Jack Dinsdale) of Bakersfield, CA, Jason Kirchmer (Kim) of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Kayleigh, Kenna, Jackson, Aiden and Bailey; siblings, Art Froese of SLO, CA, Nancy Enns of Shafter, CA, Donna Froese of Wichita, KS; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Helen Froese and sister, Grace Gehle.

Carol was born on September 7, 1941 in Shafter, CA. She graduated from Bethel College in North Newton, KS with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She married Don, whom she met while attending Bethel, in 1964. After moving to Dodge City, Carol began teaching Middle School English in Ensign, KS, later continuing to teach in Dodge City. The couple welcomed Kimberly and Jason into their loving home. Carol’s children remember her as a loving and patient mother and grandmother who encouraged them to embrace life and pursue their goals.

Carol was an accomplished pianist/organist who shared her gift with many in performance, instruction, and celebration. She was a generous individual who loved her family and her God above all and who was passionate about educating children. She was an active and dedicated member of the Salem United Methodist Church where she played the organ each Sunday for many years. Carol was the President of AAUW KS, and the Treasurer of ABW.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Salem United Methodist Church in Newton. A reception luncheon will follow the graveside service. Pastor Ron Kite will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carol’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Kirchmer Grandchildren Educational Fund. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway,  Newton Kansas 67114

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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