Carol Jean (Perry) George, age 76, from Redfield, KS, passed away Monday, November 30, 2020, at Country Place Senior Living in Ft Scott, KS, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on June 4, 1944, in Ft. Scott, KS, the daughter of William Herbert and Ruby Eileen (Heckenlaible) Perry. Carol was raised in rural Bourbon county and graduated as valedictorian from Uniontown High School Class of ‘62. She married the love of her life, Raymond Eugene “Skeet” George on March 26, 1963. They built a life of love and devotion for over 57 years.
Once married, Carol started her professional career as a stenographer for Key Industries. After that, she enjoyed years of service as executive secretary for Sister Mary Trinity as well as led public relations for Mercy Hospital in Ft Scott. After graduating from Pittsburg State University with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design; she worked for many years at SEKAN Printing in Ft Scott. Carol then earned her insurance license and spent many years helping Skeet develop a successful insurance career with Banker’s Life & Casualty.
Carol combined her professional life with work as a fulltime farmer’s wife and mother. Many an evening and weekend was spent doing chores, helping work hogs or cattle, and then cooking an evening meal for Skeet and eventually, their three children Paula Ann, Daniel Ray, and Dawna Kay. As her children grew, she went to every ball game, school activity, or music recital. Carol was a very good cook and was always nominated to bring homemade rolls to family dinners. For a time, she even made and decorated wedding cakes. Carol loved to travel with Skeet, their children, and eventually grandchildren. Many vacations were spent in Myrtle Beach, Branson, as well as around the world with trips with Skeet. She cherished time with her grandchildren, going to the zoo, drawing or painting pictures, reading stories, or watching movies. Every member of the family knew of her love and joy in time spent together.
Carol served the Lord Jesus Christ and was an active member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women (UMW) in Uniontown. She enjoyed serving as a Lay Minister for the church and took her children on numerous mission trips to spread the gospel. For many years community children looked forward to the “Pirate Cave” at the annual Good ‘Ol Days. She also always worked the “Chicken Booth” at the Labor Day Picnic in Uniontown to help the church. Carol supported her children and grandchildren and helped with many a 4H project cooking, sewing, art, or photography.
Carol is survived by her husband, Skeet; children and their spouses and grandchildren: Paula and Tim Ulrich and children Logan his wife Amanda, Rebecca, and Micah; Dan and Bernadette George and their children Benjamin Ray and Luke William; and Dawna and Chris Huhman and their children Alex, Madelyn, Olivia Carol, and Maxwell Skeet; siblings Pauline (Perry) Hartman, and Bill Perry; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by their infant daughter, Kimberly Carol; her mother and father; and infant brothers Rex and Phillip.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 5th, at 2:00 pm in the Uniontown Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Uniontown United Methodist Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 South Main St., P.O. Box 347, Ft Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.