Carolyn Ryckman

Carolyn K. Ryckman, 71, of Axtell, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at CHI Health -Good Samaritan in Kearney. Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Zion Chapel at Mosaic in Axtell with Rev. John Gosswein officiating. Inurnment will be held following services at the Mosaic Cemetery. There will be no visitation as the family has honored Carolyn’s wish to be cremated. Memorials are suggested to Mosaic at Bethphage in Axtell. Craig Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn was born on September 15, 1947 in Mulhall, Oklahoma to Leo Joe and Elnora Jane (Brown) Ryckman. 
She was admitted to Beatrice State Development Center at an early age. She continued to reside there until she was placed at Mosaic at Bethphage Village where she lived at a group home in Minden and finally moving to Home Capernaum in Axtell.
Carolyn was confined to a wheelchair but still enjoyed outings to local events, golf cart rides, walks around campus and attending church with all the joyful music. She would spend her days at the retirement site on campus in Axtell.
She was totally dependent on others for her care. However, she continued to warm hearts with her smile and twinkle in her eyes. When Agnes Fruhling could no longer care for Carolyn as her legal guardian, Pat Nelson succeeded her in May of 2003, and continued until her passing.
Those left to celebrate her life include her guardian, Pat Nelson, and many close friends at Mosaic.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
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