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Veda Merle Carroll passed peacefully on November 21, 2019 at Cox Barton County Hospital.
Vee Carroll  was born December 22, 1925 in Lamar, CO, the only child of Albert and Elva Freuler. Her family moved to Neosho, MO early in her life when her father became employed by Pet Milk Company.  As a teen, she worked in the dental office at Camp Crowder during World War II.  She graduated from Neosho High School in 1943.  Vee then attended and graduated from Gulf Park College for Women, Gulfport, MS, where she enjoyed performing ballet.
In 1947, she graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.  After college graduation, she taught at Neosho Public Schools where she directed the May Fete.  While attending the University of Arkansas, she met Thomas W. Carroll and they were married on June 25, 1949. When he entered medical school in Little Rock, AR, Vee worked at Union Life Insurance Company.
Dr. Carroll and Vee moved to Lamar, MO in the Spring of 1955 for him to begin family practice medicine at Lamar Clinic.  Vee was a homemaker and enjoyed antiques, tole painting, and decorating for the four seasons and holidays.  In her later years, she enjoyed being at home with family and friends.
Vee is survived by a son, Tom Carroll and his wife Marian, Pittsburg, KS; a daughter, Candi Carroll, Lamar, MO; two grandsons Adam Carroll and his wife Sheena, Springfield, MO and Tyler Carroll, also of Springfield, MO; two great-grandsons, Easton and Tanner Carroll.  She was preceded in death by her husband.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Daniel Funeral Home, 1201 Broadway, Lamar, MO. Interment will follow at Lake Cemetery.  
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Barton County Sr. Center or to the donor's choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#6 Dallas, TXBarry Bryan 2019-12-21 23:32
Candi, I woke up this morning remembering that it was very close to your mother's birthday. I remember her always saying that she came along on the shortest day of the year. Much to my surprise, I found this. She was truly a beautiful lady and I will always remember her pleasant laugh, her kindness, and her love for her family. My sincerest sympathy. Barry
#5 Lamar, MODonna Arnold 2019-11-25 19:48
Your mother was a delightful lady. I have a fond memory of her teaching the children of LUMC the May Pole dance and them performing it on May Day at the court house lawn.
#4 SheldonScotty Wagner 2019-11-25 15:27
Candi, Tom and family,
Miss Vee Vee was such a sweet lady, we love her dearly! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers daily. Love you all so much!
#3 Carthage, MOJeanie Harrison 2019-11-25 05:45
My sincere sympathy to Mrs. Carroll's family and friends. I remember her as a charming and classy lady. My mother worked at the Lamar Clinic and I remember all those doctors there as well as a lot of folks from Lamar. She was a very kind and compassionate person. She always looked so fine when I would see her out and about. Knowing she was a Christian lady and had a lot of faith I pray that her family finds peace and comfort with that knowing he is home with Our Father God. I truly am so sorry about the loss of this precious lady.
#2 Lamar MOTom and Gale Main 2019-11-23 20:57
Tom, Candi and family,
We enjoyed knowing your mother. She was always friendly. We’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers
#1 LamarJanet Sitton 2019-11-23 16:14
Hope you know you are surrounded by wonderful memories and friends. Sincerely

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