Carol Stotts

Carol Anne Stotts, 87, of Minden, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at the Franklin Care and Rehabilitation Center in Franklin.

Carol was born March 2, 1932, in Fort Dodge, Kan., to John B. and Alice F. (Hall) Jones. Carol was the youngest of four daughters.

Her family moved to Stafford, Kan., in 1937, then to St. John, Kan., in 1938. 

Carol attended and graduated from school in St. John. 

On Oct. 7, 1951, Carol was united in marriage to John R. Stotts in St. John, at the home of Carol’s parents.

In 1955 they moved to Columbus, Neb., where Carol worked various jobs, including: Thorpe Chemical Company, Mory’s Haven, Columbus Telegram, Beverly Health Care Nursing Home, and White Glove Cleaning Company, which she and her husband owned for 13 years. She later worked at Nieds Meat Market and Spady Auto Center. 

Carol was a member of the Columbus Berean Church.

Her great joys in life were her husband, daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and traveling.

Carol is survived by her daughters, Lynn (Jim) Osborn and Lorri (Joe) Scanlan, all of Minden, Lana (Rex) Myers of Broken Bow, Rebecca (Mike) Vega of Kearney, and Brenda (Pat) Johnson of Ireton, Iowa; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Dr. Jeff Farabaugh of Surprise, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alice Jones; husband, John Stotts; a great-granddaughter; sisters, Maxine (Glen) Tierce, Frankie (David) Morgan and Barbara Farabaugh.

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Gass Haney Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.