Cynthia June Carroll passed away peacefully at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Missouri, on May 27, 2019 with many family members present, one day after her 99th birthday.
She was born on May 26, 1920 in Pendennis, Kansas, during a snowstorm, the daughter of Samuel David and Lolita Pearl (Reaser) Leighton.
June was united in marriage to Clyde Melvin Carroll on May 19, 1940. They lived on the family farm south of Russell, KS for 22 years before moving to Cabool, Missouri, in 1962 where she lived the remainder of her life.
June was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde, on May 11, 1995 and brothers, Samuel Benny Leighton and Jim Mader.
She is survived by her children, Jon Melvin Carroll and wife Ann, Connie Lynnette Wagner and husband Dale, Lana Rae Hass and husband Don, and Fredrick Leighton Carroll and wife Floydean; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Her love for children and their love for her shined daily as the head cook for Cabool Schools for many years, where she was referred to as “Grandma” by many of the school kids.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019, at Cabool Christian Church with Rev. David Carroll officiating. Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons, Mitchell Carroll, Darrin Hass, Tim Carroll, Sam Wagner, Derrick Carroll, Tad Wagner and Tim Wagner. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday June 5, 2019, at Russell City Cemetery in Russell, Kansas. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cabool Christian Church or Otterbein United Methodist Church in Russell, Kansas, c/o the funeral home.