Carolyn Carlson

Carolyn A. Carlson, 57, of Shelbyville, Kentucky, died Saturday October 5, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Carolyn attended Luckey High Catholic school, and graduated from Manhattan High School, Manhattan, Kansas. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Washburn University in Topeka. After college, she served as a Lieutenant in the US Air Force, stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. There she met and married her husband, Mike.

Carolyn loved being a mother and serving in the church. Her favorite jobs were teaching grade school and volunteering as a peer counselor at A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center in Shelbyville.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Michael Carlson, Shelbyville Kentucky, her son Matthew Carlson (Stephanie) and grandson Leroy Carlson, Lincoln Nebraska, her daughter Nicole Carlson (Wence) of Bardstown, Kentucky, and her mother Dolores Kemnitz of Manhattan. She was preceded in death by her father, Gilbert Kemnitz.

A Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM till 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, October 12, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wamego Kansas. Father Mike Peterson will officiate. Burial will be at the St. Joseph cemetery in Flush Kansas. A memorial service for her Shelbyville, Kentucky family and friends will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to “A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center”, 711 Henry Clay Street, Shelbyville, Kentucky 40065. Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Vanessa Hope

Memorial service will be held at First Methodist Church Sanctuary at 612 Poyntz Ave at 10:30 am.

Luncheon will follow between 11:15 and 11:45 am in the Fellowship Hall.

Gaveside procession 12:20 pm, police escort.

Graveside 1:00 pm, Veterans Cemetery. Flowers can be sent to the First United Methodist Church. Donations can be sent to Manhattan Juneteenth, P.O. Box 841, Manhattan, KS 66505-0841

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