Carl Lewis Mishler
March 11, 1935  -  December 26, 2018

Carl Lewis Mishler

Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Funeral Service
First Southern Baptist Church
918 W. Chestnut
Independence, KS  67301
Thursday, January 3, 2019
10:00 am
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Mount Hope Cemetery
Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
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Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice

Carl Lewis Mishler, 83, passed away at Medicalodges of Independence, Kansas on December 26, 2018. Visitation will be held at Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas on January 2, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral services will be January 3, 2018 at 10:00am at First Southern Baptist Church with interment following at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
On March 11, 1935 Henry Lewis and Mable Mae (Barker) Mishler welcomed Carl Lewis Mishler into this world. Carl attended Racob country school in rural Cherryvale, Kansas. Carl grew up on a farm outside of Cherryvale with his 12 brothers and sisters. On September 4, 1964, Carl married Wanda Foust in Miami, Oklahoma. Carl worked at the “The Original Overhead Door of Tulsa” until 1990 when Carl and Wanda moved to Independence, Kansas. Carl then worked at Independence Overhead Door until retiring in 2000. After retirement, Carl began working as a door greeter at Walmart. He retired once again on his 80th birthday in 2015. In Carl’s free time, he enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Carl is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mable Mishler, brothers, Harold Mishler, Francis Mishler, Frank Mishler, Arthur Mishler, sisters, Margaret Moore, Betty Pogue, Thelma Richardson, and Shirley Barnes.
Those left to cherish Carl’s memory, wife Wanda Mishler of Independence, KS, sons, Richard Mishler of Independence, KS, Douglas and wife Mona Edwards of Dallas, TX, Steven Edwards of Tulsa, OK, daughters, Dianna Mishler of Independence, KS, Deanna and husband Randall of Tulsa, OK, brothers, Harry Mishler of Wichita, KS, Dale Mishler of Independence, KS, sisters, Helen Fleenor of Winfield, KS, Dorothy Cole of Independence, Ruth Mishler of Coffeyville, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Memorial contributions may be made in Carl’s name to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Memorials can be left with Potts Chapel. To leave the family a special message of condolence, please visit


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  1. Judy Quigley
    Cherryvale,, KS

    I just saw this, our prayers for your family, he was always so nice when we saw him at Walmart or anywhere. Such a nice man.

  2. Alberta Smith
    Independence, KS

    So very sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was such a sweet man. I enjoyed seeing him at WalMart.

  3. Geneva & Leroy Duke
    LONGTON / Oak Valley, KS

    So very sorry to hear of Carl's passing ! Carl always had a smile and something funny to talk about . He will certainly be missed !!

  4. Linda ott
    Cherryvale, KY

    What a sweet man. He always had a hello and a smile

  5. Linda Spalding
    Independence, KS

    Knew him when I first started Wal-Mart 5 years ago. Very friendly guy. He will be missed.

  6. Cheryl Cunningham
    Independence, KS

    We are very saddened to hear of Carl’s passing. We always enjoyed our brief visits at WalMart. He was down to earth and sincere. Rest In Peace Carl.

  7. Sally McDiarmid
    Milton, FL

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. I will always remember Carl with a smile as he was quite the character, always had something funny to say. R.I.P Carl

    Love and prayers Sally McDiarmid

  8. Sally McDiarmid
    Milton, FL

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. I will always remember Carl with a smile as he was quite the character, always had something funny to say. R.I.P Carl

  9. Debbie Kinkade
    Springfield, MO

    I'm so sorry to hear of Carl 's passing. I enjoyed knowing him, and his family. You're all in my thoughts and prayers

  10. Carl Brown
    Independence, KS

    Carl I had great times with you at will be missed.

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