Carolyn L Hale
June 15, 1941  -  September 28, 2017

Carolyn L Hale

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Concession House Riverside Park
Independence, KS  67301
Sunday, October 08, 2017

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Class LTD
1120 East Main
Independence, KS  67301

Carolyn Louise Brown-Hale, Independence, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Medicalodge.
A Celebration cook-out in Carolyn’s’ honor will be held on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Concession House at the Riverside Park at 1pm in Independence, Kansas. Please bring a side dish. Memorials are suggested to the Class Ltd., 2801 West Main, and Independence, Kansas and can be left with Potts Chapel.
Carolyn was born June 15, 1941 in Coffeyville, Kansas. She was the daughter of James and Dorothy (Shaw) Brown. She grew up and graduated in Peru, Kansas.
Carolyn worked for many years at Wal-Mart in Coffeyville and Independence before retiring. She loved everyone she worked with and all of the customers who always stopped to chat while she took care of the fresh flowers. She was known as “Granny”. She had many adopted grandkids she loved as her own. Carolyn had a sense of humor, as many of knew her can remember! She could give anyone “the look” just to get a reaction. She enjoyed picking up her grandkids and taking them cruising while the latest rap music was playing loudly. She also loved driving around to the Beatles.
Our mom will be greatly missed, but we will carry funny and wonderful memories of her always. She would want everyone to remember those fun times, laugh and have a beer!
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband R.L, son Nathan Allen Hale and grandson Travis Don Guyot.
Carolyn loved ones left to cherish her memory are her daughter Dorothy and husband Dennis Patry, son Richard Hale both of Independence, KS., brothers: Thomas and wife Jeanie Brown of Peru, KS., Ronald Brown of Oklahoma, Robert and wife Charlotte Brown of Nowata, OK., and J.W and wife Carol of Copan, OK., and sister Ladonna Pate of Eureka, KS. Grandchildren: Nathan and Regan Pierce, Heather Pierce, Corey and Alexis Sanders, Shyanne Guyot and husband Matt, Levi Hale and Crystal and Manuel Sanchez. Great-grandchildren: Melinda Thornberry, Gabriel, Lianna and Natalie Sanchez, Eli and Lacie Sanders, Toby, Kaitlyn and Travis Pierce, and Madison Dunn


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  1. Donna Spears
    Niotaze, KS

    Miss you.

  2. Linda Hall
    Neodesha, KS

    So sorry for your lost. Carolyn was so funny. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Wal-Mart. She was always especially happy when I would take J.C. in to see her. Saying prayers for your peace and strength at this time!!

  3. Rose Scott
    Neosho, MO

    Love you Aunt Carolyn.

  4. stacey farris
    independence, KS

    Sorry for your loss. I will forever see her "look" and hear her singing in the halls here at Medicalodges!

  5. CJ Wright
    Broken Arrow, OK

    I remember her great sense of humor when she worked at Walmart. I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Colette Troutman
    Independence, KS

  7. Patricia Parks
    Independence, KS

    I knew thru the nursing home. I will miss her.

  8. Marilyn Tate
    Ponca City, OK

    Thoughts and prayers to Carolyn's family and many friends. She worked with me at WalMart many years. Carolyn was loved by all. She had a great personality and was loved by all. She will be missed!

  9. Vi Welch
    Independence, KS

    I never got to know you but I do know your daughter, Dorothy, and two of your great grandchildren,Toby and Kaitlyn and have heard numerous wonderful stories. I know you will be greatly missed. RIP Carolyn .... And prayers and lots of hugs to your wonderful family during this sad time.


    Lots of love and memories you will Carry the rest of your life
    With loving memories of a sweet lady.

  11. Trisha Hadley
    Independence, KS

    This lady always knew how to put a smile on my face! I loved joking with her daily, she had such a great personality. Everyone will miss her so!!! 💜💜💜

  12. Cindy Allan
    Cherryvale, KS

    To a wonderful woman that will be missed and loved always. To my other family I love you.

  13. Chantel Hill Wade
    Huntsville, AL

    I am going to miss you, Aunt Carolyn. May you find peace in Heaven. My heart and prayers go out to everyone who was touched by this wonderful, zany woman.

  14. Lisa Ruark
    Coffeyville, KS

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