Carol Jean Schulz, 66, died Monday, April 29, 2019 at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. She was born February 14, 1953 in Picher, Oklahoma the daughter of Charlie & Delores (Cox) Owens.
Carol moved with her family to Lakin, Kansas while she was in grade school. She has lived in Lakin since. On February 21, 1969, she married Jerry D. Schulz in Lakin. Carol worked as owner and operator of Jerry’s Bicycle, CJ Pawn, & Hot Rod Video Store. She was a member and past president of the Lakin Lions Club, served as a Girl Scout Leader, Member of the Lakin Jaycees, and the CB Club. She was an avid Elvis fan, enjoyed going to the casino, and she especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include four children Belinda & husband George Gantt of Gypsum, Kansas, Michael & wife Kelly Schulz of Lakin, Kansas, Dixie & husband Jon Velacich of Lakin, Kansas, and Rodney & wife Shannon Schulz of Aurora, Colorado; a sister Tammy & husband Jim Craig of Pueblo West, Colorado; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Carol is preceded in death by her husband Jerry who died on August 18, 2015. She is also preceded in death by her parents; a brother Richard “Dickey” Owens; and a sister Deborah Lynn Horwat.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lakin, Kansas with Rev. Larry Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at the Lakin Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The family suggests memorials given to Miles of Smiles in care of Garnand Funeral Home of Lakin, Kansas.