Carol Lee Eshelbrenner
July 5, 1953 – June 18, 2019
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Carol was born on July 5, 1953 in Des Peres, MO to John and Gloria Roemerman. She had two sisters, Ann and Mary, and a brother, Paul. According to her father, Carol was “durn good”. Paul and Mary’s favorite memory of her as a child was playing board games and listening to the “Shadow”. Paul recalls a time when they first moved to Kansas City and visited a new doctor that wanted to admit her to a long term care facility.
Carol’s strong and determined spirit would not allow that. She told the doctor she was going to college, and she quit using her wheelchair. And she did just that! Carol earned her Psychology degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and went on to be a Library Clerk and tutor math.
Carol was always smiling. She had a willingness to try new things, and cared for others more than herself. She was funny and smart, which is evident in her choice of hobbies. She loved board games, playing cards, gardening, reading, math, and word puzzles. Her favorite places to be was in her garden, Calloway’s Nursery, Half Price Books, or watching “Gone with the Wind”, HGTV, or the “Dog Whisperer”.
Carol and Richard married on January 4, 1975 in Lenexa, KS. In their 44 years of marriage, they had 3 wonderful children, Phillip, Gloria and Carrie, and 4 grandchildren, Sebastian, Oscar, Levi and Annabelle. They will remember her as a loving, loyal and creative soul that they will miss dearly.
She was preceded in death by her mother Gloria and is survived by her father John Roemerman of Allen, TX; husband Richard Eshelbrenner of McKinney, TX; son Phillip Eshelbrenner and his wife Tracie of Arlington, TX; daughter Gloria and her husband Eric Horne of Shoreline, WA; daughter Carrie and her husband Jerome Cerny of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Sebastian, Oscar, Levi and Annabelle; sister Ann Roemerman of Allen, TX; sister Mary and her husband Mike Stuckey of St. Louis, MO; brother Paul Roemerman and his wife Darla of Shawnee, KS; and the women of her ladies support group at Baylor Hospital.
Carol was loved while with us here on Earth and will continue to be loved and missed through time and eternity.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, June 22, 2019
Carol Lee Eshelbrenner
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June 25, 2019
Carol and I had children in middle school, high school and senior high school band at the same time. We worked together as band boosters, as well as colleagues at Harrington Library.
I remember seeing her tutor math students -- what a math mind!
I remember a car accident she worried and worried about, and she was not the driver at fault.
She and Richard were good parents who loved their children more than themselves.
June 24, 2019
Carol was such a lovely and very caring person and I will miss her very much. She had such determination during her battle but refused to give up. I know she is in Heaven with the rest of the Angels.
My deepest sympathies, Rich. I loved Carol like a sister. I am praying for you and your family.
June 22, 2019
I’ve heard a person’s true nature can be seen at the card table and behind the wheel. Carol was always a delight at the bridge table. I wish I had gotten to know her better. My deepest condolences Richard to you and your family. She will be missed.
June 19, 2019
She was a wonderful woman and great person. She was my aunt and my godmother. There are several memories including the two trips down when younger. When the family went down and she took us to Sesame Street Place to play. Also going down with the grandparents and getting Kris Kringle the Christmas Dog, which I still have and take care of.