Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ginger Carman, 78, of Shell Knob, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, in her home.

She was born Dec. 8, 1929, in Galena, Kan., the daughter of Howard and Dillie (Carroll) Lawson. On Nov. 2, 1954, in Miami, Okla., she was united in marriage to Mervin Carman, who preceded her in death on March 30, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister.

Survivors include: two sons, Michael Carman and his wife, Mary, of Springfield, and Jim Ray and his wife, Linda, of Strafford; one brother, Bo Lawson, of Baxter Springs, Kan.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She received her education in Riverton, Kan. In 1969, she moved from Wichita, Kan., to Shell Knob. She opened her beauty shop in 1970 where she worked for 37 years. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Shell Knob, Ladies Shrine Club and Eagles Lodge #4155.

Funeral services were held Monday in Holy Family Catholic Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Rev. Brian Chisamore conducted the services. Burial was at Painter Cemetery, Shell Knob.

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