Carolina (Larios) Coleman 75, of Ottawa, Kansas, died November 3 surrounded by her beloved family at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. She succumbed to serious injuries sustained after she fell unexpectedly.
A nurse for 35 years at the Edith Nourse Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, she had a long career caring for sick and injured veterans. She graduated from St. Lukes Nursing School in Kansas City, Missouri. She launched her career as an ER nurse at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., and later specialized in respiratory care and geriatrics as a nursing manager.
She was inspired to help others and was sought out for her nursing management expertise as well as her career advice mentoring younger nursing staff.
After she retired and returned to Kansas, she volunteered at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa.
Carolina was also an expert needlepoint sewer, cross-stitch enthusiast, crocheter, knitter, and painter. Her creativity and eye for design resulted in winning numerous blue ribbons at local fairs on the East Coast where she lived for 40+ years.
She idolized French cuisine and infused its savory character into all her everyday creations especially her Mexican family dinners.
She is best remembered as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend.
Carolina leaves her husband Richard, her son Mark Coleman and her grandchildren Kyle, Alec, Davis and Callie, as well as her daughter Lisa Lauducci and son-in-law Joe Lauducci. She also leaves her sisters Marcelina Baer (husband Rod Baer), Cristina Coomer (husband Dan Coomer), and Elizabet Huff; her brothers Delfino (Sonny) Larios (wife Senida) and Jose (Butch) Larios; her aunts Gloria Alfaro and Rachel Cortez; and many nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service is planned at the family’s home on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to:
American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 11454
Alexandria, VA 22312
Brenda Carol (Whitacre) Collins born August 16, 1952 in Jacksonville, FL. to Charles and Lois (Teasley) Whitacre. Brenda passed away on Sunday October 6, 2013 at her home. Brenda graduated with the Ottawa High School class of 1971. From November 21, 1972 until 1997 Brenda was married to Vincent Collins. They had 4 children together. Brenda was a nurse for many years, she also worked at JCPenney’s from 1985-1992 and National Credit from 1992-1997. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Renee’ and Alan Burdick; daughter, Kristi Collins; son, Tony Collins; son-in-law, Wayne Sparks; sister, Shirley Thomas; brothers, Bill Wininger, Jack Wininger and Michael Whitacre; 9 grandchildren, Jessica Collins, Tory and Gary Daniel, Brendan White, Shelby Martin, Dalton Martin, K.C. Sparks, Samuel Carver, Selena Sparks, Quinton Carver and one great grandson, Xander Daniel. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Whitacre; daughter, Maggie Collins; brother, Bob Wininger and mother, Lois Tilton. A Celebration of Life and potluck dinner will be held on Saturday October 12, 2013 at 5:30pm located at 811 Liberty, Ottawa, Ks.
Hazel Ione Foreman Friestad, 93, of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away June 21, 2013 at Sharon Lane Health Services.
Hazel was born March 12, 1920 in Sheridan, IL, daughter of Allen and Mamie Foreman. She attended grade school in Sheridan and she graduated from Broadview Academy in LaGrange, IL. She worked as a domestic housekeeper and a funeral home assistant prior to her marriage. In 1942, Hazel and Joseph Mervin Friestad were married in Hannibal, MO. During the first three years of their marriage, Lloyd Bruce and Lorraine Kaye were born in Sandwich, IL and the following year, Lawrence Edmund was born in Ottawa Illinois. For the early years of their married life, they lived in Ottawa where they raised their three children. While her children were in grade school, Hazel worked in nursing homes as a nurses’ aide. In 1962, the family moved to Nebraska where Lloyd, Lorraine and Lawrence attended Union College in Lincoln. In 1971, Hazel and Joseph moved to Fremont, NE. Joseph passed away in 1988. For many years Hazel worked at the Presbyterian Church in Fremont providing child care during Sunday Services. In 2005, Hazel moved to Kansas City to live with her daughter, Lorraine.
Hazel was a life-long member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano, participating in church activities, knitting, and crocheting.
She is survived by her sons, Lloyd of Seattle, WA and Lawrence (Rosalea) of McCook, NE and Lorraine of Shawnee, Ks, granddaughter, Jean Friestad, Nevada, IA and her sister, Mavis Anderson, Newhall, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Harold Foreman (in 2000).
Services will be held on July 5, 2013 in Lincoln, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Music Department, Union College, 3800 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506.
David Wayne Wolf, 57, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away March 23, 2013 under the care of Olathe Medical Center Hospice.
He was born June 13, 1955 in Leavenworth, Kansas, son of Wayne and Norma Jean Brock Wolf.
He is survived by his daughters Shelby Martin, Olathe and Sarah, Tonganoxie, his son, Jason also of Tonganoxie, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
David Allen Trowbridge, 72, of Ottawa, Kansas, died January 16, 2013 at his home, under the care of Olathe Medical Center Hospice.
He was born January 19, 1940 in Lawrence, KS, son of Earl and Lula M. Trowbridge.
Loren Gerald Lickteig, 81, of Belton, Missouri, passed away November 14, 2012 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
He was born February 1, 1931 in Ottawa, Kansas, son of Frank and Laura Czarnski Lickteig.
Elizabeth Darlene Noland, 54, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away August 29, 2012 at her home, under the care of Vitas Hospice.
She was born January 31, 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Earl and Elizabeth Rowe Taylor.
Eva I. Nichols, 83, of Pomona, Kansas, passed away June 20, 2012. under the care of St. Luke’s Hospice.
Born March 8 1929, Eva was a life long resident of Pomona. Eva married Irvin Nichols August 8, 1950. She has three sons; Jim & Liz Nichols of Emporia, Kansas, Dale & Anita Nichols of Pomona, and John Nichols, of the home. Eva has three daughters, Jolene & Bill Dain of Overbrook, Kansas, Susie Baker of Ottawa, Kansas and Emma Nichols & Timmy of Ottawa. She has 25 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She has four brothers and four sisters.
Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin Nichols, son Donnie Nichols, and daughter Vivian Nichols.
Lisa L. Mason, 50, of Ottawa, Kansas was born January 16, 1962 and passed away June 14, 2012 at the Olathe Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Paul of Ottawa, her daughter Ashley D. May, Ottawa, her parents, Don and Barbara Winters, Belton, Missouri, her brother Andy Winters and his family of Mt. Hope, Kansas and three aunts all of Ottawa.
Lisa loved to fish and garage sale. She will always be loved and missed very much. May she rest in peace.
Babe, I love you and I will miss you. Your Loving Husband.