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Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Friday January 28th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Saturday January 29th, 2022

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Carol Beth Kickhaefer

Carol Beth Kickhaefer was born on September 17, 1940, in Woodbine, KS to James Howard Gillett and Thelma Mae McCoy. Carol passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 25, 2022, at Herington Municipal Hospital.
She lived most of her life in Woodbine. Carol attended Woodbine schools and graduated from Woodbine High School with the class of 1958. After graduating she began working in Junction City at the Chamber of Commerce office until her marriage.
On November 3, 1960, Carol married the love of her life Gaylen Dean Kickhaefer, and they were blessed with 61 wonderful years together. To this union, six children were born: Gail, Todd, Van, Cindy, Debbie, and Nancy. Gaylen and Carol made a life farming and running a hog and cattle operation. Carol worked side by side with Gaylen on their farm until her health wouldn’t allow her.
In her spare time, Carol loved to read and browse recipes and cookbooks. She also enjoyed doing word searches in her later years. One of her biggest joys was watching sports, and she especially loved college basketball and March Madness.
Carol is survived by her husband Gaylen, son; Todd, daughters; Gail Nemmers (Matt), Cindy Rietzke (Tracy), Deb Meisenheimer (Jeff), and Nancy Brockmeier (Glen). She is also survived by grandchildren: Eric Albrecht, Brittany Kickhaefer, Amanda and April Kickhaefer, Kylie Yeager (Michael), Morgan Rietzke, Kelbi and Kamryn Meisenheimer, Holly, Meghan, Amber, and Tyler Brockmeier and seven great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, infant sister; Wanda, brothers; Gene and Robert, her son; Van, grandson; TJ. Yazel-Megli Funeral, Herington Chapel is serving the family.

A visitation will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Herington, on January 28, 2022, from 6pm-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday January 29, 2022, at 10:30am at the church, with internment following at the Woodbine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Woodbine Fire Department. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Carol at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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I didn't know her well but always thought she was such a neat lady.My deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Marcia Mathias Jan 31 2022 4:35 PM

We are so sorry for the loss of Carol. She was a great persona and a friend. Our condolences to the family.

Mike & Joni Cook Jan 28 2022 9:07 PM

We are so sorry for the loss of Carol. She was a great person and a friend. Our condolences and prayers to your family.

Mike & Joni Cook Jan 28 2022 9:05 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kickhaefer

Darlene Griffiths Jan 28 2022 7:23 PM

My heart and prayers go out to cousin Gaylen and family. I have many wonderful memories in Woodbine. Carol was the sweetest. I admired her strength admit loss. Rest In Peace Carol

Marvel Birchfield Jan 28 2022 6:01 PM

My heart and prayers go out to cousin Gaylen and family
Many fond memories @ Woodbine. Rest in pease Carol. She was one of the sweetest, always unselfishly thinking of others, I also admired her strength admit loss . One of the good ones❤️

Marvel Birchfield Jan 28 2022 5:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kickhaefer

Ruby Doyle Jan 28 2022 3:29 PM

Delane and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of Carol.

Delane and Rhonda Douthit

Rhonda Douthit Jan 28 2022 11:33 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kickhaefer

Nita Reed Baird Jan 27 2022 11:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Carol Kickhaefer

Jay and Laurie Brunner Jan 27 2022 11:36 PM

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