Carol J. (Thomas) Anderson 1958 - 2012 Shawnee

Carol J. (Thomas) Anderson, 53, of Shawnee, KS passed away Wed., Nov. 14, 2012 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral Mass services will be 10:00 am., Tues., Nov. 20, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Johnson Dr. and Monticello Rd. in Shawnee, KS with burial to follow in Monticello Union Cemetery in Shawnee, KS. The family received friends at the visitation from 5 to 7:30 pm., Mon., Nov. 19, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, KS where the Rosary service was at 7:30 pm. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Carol was born Dec. 30, 1958 in Kansas City, KS. She was a lifelong area resident and lived on the family homestead for many years. She loved to travel and the highlight was her trip to Scotland in 2004, with 2 of her sisters. She loved horses and they were a part of her entire life, she had taught riding lessons, barrel raced in her younger years and brought her love of horses to many, especially passing it on to her children and grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her sister Margaret Anderson in 2010 and is survived by her three children Rita Maunee Woods and her husband Ben of Concordia, MO; Nicholas Ryan Thomas and his wife Kristen of Shawnee, KS and Sarah Diane Thomas of Shawnee, KS. One brother Tom Anderson (Georgina) of Crystal River, FL. Three sisters Linda Prock (Darrell) of Gardner, KS; Jean Hayden (Cecil) of Tonganoxie, KS; Mary Armstrong (Clif) of De Soto, KS. Four Grandchildren Taylor, Brodie, Caitlin and Cody.
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