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Carol Broadstreet

Carol Lynd (Starr) Broadstreet, age 72, of Marion, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Newton Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

The eldest child of Robert and Ruth (Wright) Starr, Carol was born on Jan. 19, 1942, in Salisbury, Maryland, and lived there until she was seven years old. Then she moved to Ganado, Arizona, with her family. Her dad was a medical missionary doctor with the Presbyterian Church to the Navajos in Ganado, Arizona, and the Tlingits in Klawock, Alaska. Carol then attended East High at Denver, Colorado, until her high school graduation in 1960. Music was always a large part of her life. She had perfect pitch, playing the piano throughout her life, as well as singing with the choir.

Carol attended Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, for four years, obtaining a teaching certification for middle school / high school education on May 24, 1964. She met her future husband, Delbert Lane Broadstreet, while at Sterling College; and they married May 25, 1964, at Sterling United Presbyterian Church.

Carol worked as a schoolteacher for many years, in the areas of English and history. She taught at Haysville High School when she was first married to Lane. She also taught at Derby Junior High in Derby, Kansas, West Elk High School in Howard, Kansas, Royal Valley Middle School/ High School in Mayetta and Hoyt, Kansas; and Haysville Alternative High School in Haysville, Kansas. She was also actively involved as head of the Indian Club at Royal Valley Middle School/High School in Mayetta and Hoyt, Kansas. She loved making a difference in her students’ lives, and making that extra effort to help each of them individually.

She retired from teaching at age 65, to enjoy life with her late husband, Lane, in Marion, Kansas, and to be a full-time grandma to her five grandchildren. She always enjoyed trips to the library for new novels to read, long walks in the outdoors, baking cookies with her grandchildren, working crossword puzzles, and volunteering at Marion Presbyterian Church with her piano and musical talent. She always had a passion for the Scriptures, and the Psalms were her favorite. She loved to create beautiful, homemade cards with inspirational scriptures for her friends and family throughout the year. Her family and faith were her greatest joys.

She is survived by: son Douglas and wife Abbie of Newton, Kansas; daughter Jennifer and husband Jerry Hess of Marion, Kansas; brother David Starr of Albany, Oregon; sisters Margaret Rider of Boulder, Colorado, Sue Shoop of Tacoma, Washington, Betty Carlson of Savoy, Illinois, Kathy Snyder of Albany, Oregon, Ellen Smith of Brainerd, Minnesota, Ann Torres of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and grandchildren Douglas Broadstreet II, Lauren Callaby, Jenevieve, Jade, and Joeb Corona.

Last modified Oct. 22, 2014

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