Carolyn Marie (McNeill) Rolan

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Carolyn Marie (McNeill) Rolan, 73, of Rogers, Ark., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Huguley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Burleson, Texas.

She was born Dec. 29, 1941, in Neosho, the daughter of Price and Lorena (Wyatt) McNeill. She grew up in Rocky Comfort, where she received her education. At the age of 17 she married Bob Flaxbeard and to this union two children were born.

Carolyn and Bob moved to Kansas City, where Bob worked at Avon Products. After 18 years of marriage she and Bob divorced. In her lifetime she worked at Western Electric eight years and then in 1973, she became a nurses aid at Baptist Memorial Hospital and later in Monett Hospital. In 1978, she received her LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) license and began working at the VA Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark.

Survivors include: one son, Robert "Terry" Flaxbeard and his wife, Lisa, of Burleson, Texas; one daughter, Stacy Marie Flaxbeard, of Bentonville, Ark.; one brother, Earl McNeill and his wife, Kay, of Rocky Comfort; and five grandchildren.

Services were held Monday at McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Pastor Brett Randall conducted the services.

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