Carol J. Dvorak, age 71, of Marion, passed Friday at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.
Carol’s life began Feb. 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 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 goats.
Her greatest joy was her family. Survivors include 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.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Steve Richardson.
Carol’s family will gather with friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion. Her funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Newton First United Methodist Church, 801 N. Main St., led by Rev. Amos McCarthy.
Memorial contributions in Carol’s name can be directed to John Dvorak in care of Yazel-Megli-Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 96, Marion, KS 66861. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Carol at www.ymzfh.com.