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Carolyn Woerz

Carolyn B. Woerz, 84, died May 10 at Marion Assisted Living.

Born Aug. 4, 1932, to Richard and Claudia Bernice (Walthall) Hoffman in Kansas City, Kansas, she graduated from Wyandotte High School and Kansas City Junior College. After graduation, she taught school in Kansas City, Kansas.

She married Warren Woerz on Nov. 15, 1953. She taught at a Methodist missionary school in the Panama Canal Zone while he was stationed there with the Air Force. They lived on a farm until making their home in Marion. She taught for a short time in Canada and also worked at Farmers and Drovers National Bank.

A member of Valley United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday school and Bible school, and was a member and past president of United Methodist Women.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Sue; husband, Warren; and brother, Melvin Hoffman.

She is survived by a son, Ron; sisters Elaine Mather of Prairie Village and Nadyne Klempnauer of Kingwood, Texas; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

Memorials have been established with Valley United Methodist Church and Good Shepherd Hospice, Wichita.

Last modified May 18, 2017

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