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McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Carol M. Whalen

April 5, 1948July 30, 2019
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Carol M. Whalen of Kansas City, MO passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the age of 71. Carol was born on April 5, 1948 in Lewistown, MT to James and Evelyn (Strausburg) Gradle. She is survived by her daughter and son-in law, Shannon and Paul Kohake, three grandchildren, Alex, Caroline, and Layla Kohake, a brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Roylene Gradle, and two nieces, Dannette Kuecks and Denise Gradle and their families. She was preceded in death by both parents.

She moved to Kansas City in her early 20’s where she worked briefly in the law field before she began a long and successful career managing medical practices. Later in life she pursued training as a bioenergy practitioner, but her main focus in life was spending time with her adoring grandchildren. She was known among her family and numerous friends for her kind, gentle, and compassionate spirit. Those who were lucky enough to know her always knew a warmth and calmness in her presence. She will be missed more than words can express.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6pm-8pm with memorial service to take place Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 11am. Both will take place at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145. Memorial donations may be sent to Center for Spiritual Living, Attn: Mary Lowery, 1014 W. 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.

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Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Lesly Lewandowski

August 2, 2019

Carol was an amazing woman and one of my best friends. She was compassionate and caring and touched the lives of those she knew in a joyful, inspirational way. I cherish the times I had with her- and with her grandchildren.

Jim Whalen

August 1, 2019

CAROL, You are my best friend and I will always love you. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life. Wish I knew how to say all I feel but I know in my heart you understand. You always did....

Susan & John Weber

August 1, 2019

Carol was a special person and always there for her friends. She will be missed. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the family.

Lorna Dempster

August 1, 2019

Carol always arrived at the right time, with the right words and actions; assuring us all of her love and support. I expect she will continue to do the same, and i am grateful, May family be comforted by the outpouring of love from others as we all move through this personal and humbling experience.

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