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Carol J. Bergman 1950 ~ 2017
Carol Jeannette Blubaugh Bergman daughter of B. Leon and Helen (Koehler) Blubaugh was born August 22, 1950 in St. Mary's Hospital, Enid, Oklahoma. She passed away September 9, 2017 in Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas at the age of 67.
Carol attended the Catholic grade school in Danville through the 8th grade, and then attended Harper High School graduating in 1968. After graduation she attended cosmetology school in Wichita, Kansas.
On August 16th, 1969 Carol was united in marriage with Kenneth Eugene Bergman at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Danville, Kansas and to this union they were blessed with 2 children, Cody and Casey.
The family made their home just outside of Harper, and farming became a way of life for Carol. She had a kind and gentle spirit, and any animal or baby she was around immediately sensed it. Harvest would have been a disaster without her involvement. Carol was the "parts getter", the meal fixer, and helped move vehicles from field to field. Many summer evenings you could see her on the mower or with a weed eater in hand, because she took pride in keeping a nice looking yard.
She was little but mighty and there wasn't anything she wouldn't try to do, especially if it meant helping someone. She was a "behind the scenes" teacher, who taught others by her example. She gave so freely of herself and her time to anyone in need. People and the beauty of nature around her were always more important to her than material possessions. There was no question she was a living example of following the "Golden Rule". Her faith was very important to her and she was a very strong Christian woman, always praying for others and helping at various church dinners and functions.
Her kids and grandkids were the joy of her life and she was always willing to do whatever they wanted her to, from "farming" in the house with real dirt, to dressing up silly and dancing, and of course spoiled them with toys or other purchases she thought they needed. Known as "Meme" to her grandkids and their friends, she was very involved in their lives and rarely missed any of their activities.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Leon Blubaugh and an infant sister, Jane Elizabeth. She will be greatly missed by her husband Kenneth, mother Helen, sons Cody (Michelle) and Casey Bergman, grandchildren Chance, Taylor, and Cole Bergman, brothers Mike, Chris, Joe, and Pat Blubaugh, sister Michelle King, and their spouses, many nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends.
Recitation of the Rosary was 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 and Mass of the Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017, both at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Danville, of the St. Joan of Arc Parrish Community with Father Michael Peltzer officiating. Interment followed at the Fairview Cemetery south of Danville. Family and friends returned to the church for a lunch and fellowship.
Memorials can be made to the Playground Equipment Fund. This is for the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and will be dedicated in honor of Carol. Memorials can be sent in care of the funeral home.
Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, 613 W 14th ~ Harper, Kansas 67058 was in charge of the arrangement. www.prairierosefuneralhomes.com