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  • Carolyn Sue McColm

  • Carolyn Sue McColm, 68 of Frontenac went to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:58p.m. Tuesday January 15, 2013, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Scammon.

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  • Carolyn Sue McColm, 68 of Frontenac went to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:58p.m. Tuesday January 15, 2013, surrounded by family at her daughter’s home in Scammon.
    She was born July 6, 1944 in Columbus, KS the daughter of L.E. (Gene) and Olive (Paradee) Emerson.  She lived in the SEK area most of her life.  She was a graduate of Columbus High School, and received her BS and MS both from PSU with an emphasis in vocational education and nutrition.
    Carolyn’s strong faith and values allowed her to be a brave 22 year breast cancer survivor.  Humor and laughter, faith in the Lord and family were the pillars of her strength during this courageous fight.
    Carolyn worked as a County Extension Agent and 4-H agent in Graham County, KS.  She moved back to SEK and worked as a seamstress, during that time she taught quilting and sewing classes and became a salesperson for a sewing machine company.
    While living in Hill City, KS Carolyn was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church.  She was currently attending Trinity Baptist Church in Pittsburg.
    Survivors include a daughter Donna Benedict and husband David of Scammon; a son Brian McColm and wife Angela of Haysville, KS; a brother Robert Emerson and wife Jeanette of Adrian, MO, 2 sisters Patricia McDonald and husband John of Huntsville, AL, Betty Wintle and husband James of Durant, OK; 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Marjorie Norris and a Great-grandson Garrett Benedict.
    Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday January 22, 2013 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Columbus with Revered Ken Bowden officiating.  Burial will follow in the Lone Elm Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where friends may call after 9 a.m. Monday.  Condolences can be sent to www.bathnaylor.com  Memorial contributions can be made to Angels Among Us dedicated to breast cancer survivors; contributions can be sent to or left at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 611 S. East Ave. Columbus, KS 66725.
     
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