GARNER – Carol E. Omans, 75, of Garner died Friday, November 4, 2016 at her home in Garner.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 9th at the United Methodist Church in Garner with Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Tuesday at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner with a VFW Auxiliary service at 4:45 P.M. Visitation will resume one hour prior to services at the church.
Carol Elizabeth Omans, the daughter of Leo and Agnes (Massoth) Collins, was born January 14, 1941 in Iola, KS. She grew up in rural Piqua, KS. Carol graduated from St Mary High School in, Wichita KS, 1958. On August 13, 1960, she was married to John Omans in Piqua, KS. They lived in several places throughout the United States while John was in the military. In 1970, they moved to Garner where they raised their family. Carol was employed at Home Federal Savings and Loan in Algona and Garner for a few years before starting Carol’s Tax and Accounting which she operated in Garner until her passing. She enjoyed playing golf, cards and socializing with friends.
Carol served her community from November of 1975 to 1986 as the first female city council member and Mayor Pro-tem for the City of Garner. She was a member of the Garner Golf and Country Club, Women’s Golf Association, Garner Chamber of Commerce and was a life time member of the Garner VFW Auxiliary.
Carol is survived by her three children, Steve (Lori) Meyer of Kingman, KS, Jeff (Carrie) Omans of Garner and Debbie Omans of California; eight grandchildren, Joshua (Aimee) Omans, Megan (Chris) Dominick, Clinton Meyer, Scott Meyer, Nicholas Meyer, Steven Omans, Latasha Rudd and Latesha (Jared) Murphy; three great grandchildren; seven siblings, Thomas (Janet) Collins of Garden Valley, ID, Marilyn Seward of Iola, KS, James Collins of Thayer, KS, Marlene Laird of Richmond, KS, John (JoAn) Collins of Mason City, George Collins of Piqua, KS and Patrick (Norma) Collins of Piqua, KS; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, John, January 4, 2015.
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