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1949 Carol 2020

Carol Jean Dvorak

February 15, 1949 — February 21, 2020

Carol’s life began on February 15, 1949, in McPherson. She was the daughter of Bill and Virginia (Ayler) Richardson. Carol is a 1967 graduate of Kinsley High School. She was united in marriage to her husband of 33 years John Dvorak in July of 1986. 

Carol held many jobs from driving trucks to being a rural mail carrier, but she especially loved her rural mail route. She enjoyed flower gardening, collecting giraffes and playing with her great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Longhorn Association. She enjoyed researching her genealogy and raising her goats.

Her greatest joy was her family which includes her husband, John Dvorak of Marion; children, Sherry Dvorak of Hesston, Derick (Rachel) Dvorak of Salina and Darrin (Rachel) Dvorak of Galva; grandchildren, Daniel (Annabel) Dvorak, Steven Fortner, Dakota Dvorak, Landon Dvorak, Jacqueline Dvorak, Eragon Dvorak, Derrick (Erica) Dvorak, Zachary Dvorak and Jessica (Matt) Dallas; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Janet (Glen) Slay of Watsonville, California and Rosanne ( John ) Jordan of Gunnison, Colorado, and sister-in-law, Janet Richardson. 

Carol passed on Friday, February 21, 2020, at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Steve Richardson. 

Carol’s family will gather with friends on Wednesday, February 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, Marion. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Newton First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Main Street, led by the Reverend Amos McCarthy. 

Memorial contributions in Carol’s name may be directed to John Dvorak in care of Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 96, Marion, KS 66861. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Carol at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Ft. Riley

5181 Wildcat Creek Rd, Manhattan, KS 66503

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion Chapel

205 Elm St, Marion, KS 66861

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