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Carolyn Schritter

May 10, 1936 — August 13, 2021

Kanorado, KS

On Friday, August 13th, 2021, Carolyn Irene Schritter was called home to Jesus. Her husband, children, and sons-in-law were all with her at the time of her passing. She died at Prairie Senior Living Complex in Colby, KS, where she had resided for seven years.

Carolyn was born on May 10th, 1936 to Delbert and Inez (Fairbanks) Richardson. She was the oldest of their six children. After attending a multitude of schools, including Burlington, CO and Goodland, she graduated from the school in Kanorado. Carolyn’s community involvement included membership in the EHU, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and Slim and Trim. She retired from the Kanorado Port of Entry after 19 years of service.

Carolyn built a beautiful life and family with her husband of 66 years, Herbert Schritter. They married on Christmas Eve of 1954 in California before Herbert shipped overseas to serve in the Army. Carolyn gave birth to their first child, Evelyn, in 1957, their son, Neil, in 1958, and their youngest, Diane, in 1960. Carolyn served her family as a housewife and worked the family farm with Herbert. Carolyn loved being a grandmother, and was blessed with nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Carolyn was devoted to her faith in Jesus Christ. Her family takes comfort knowing that she is at peace in the loving arms of her Savior.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Herbert Schritter; her three children, Evelyn (Don) Martin of Colby, Neil Schritter of Kanorado, and Diane (Tim) Leffler of Norcatur; grandchildren, Chad Mann of Kanorado, Aaron Mann of Kanorado, Erica (Travis) Lehman of Washington, KS, Sara Martin of Colby, Melissa Schritter of Goodland, Christophor (Tina) Schritter of Colby, Michael (Kristy) Karnes of Colby, Jessica Karnes of Norton, and Amy Kier of Norton; her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Marsha (Jack) Brachtenbach of Vinita, OK, Bill (Shauna) Richardson of Burlington, CO, and brother-in-law, Dave Poss of Hugo, CO, brother-in-law Albert (Carolee) Schritter of Emporia, sister-in-law Gertrude (Ted) Swayne of Goodland, and sister-in-law Vivian (Larry) McClung of Goodland; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was greeted in heaven by her parents, Delbert and Inez, and stepfather, Addison Long; sister Nadyne Poss of Hugo, CO, brother Tony Richardson of Burlington, CO, and a stillborn sibling; and father and mother-in-law Rudolf and Christina (Lippert) Schritter.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Koons-Russell Funeral Home

211 N Main Ave, Goodland, KS 67735

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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