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Carol Ann (Mather) Frisbie
October 25, 1934 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
Carol (Mather) Frisbie, 89, passed away February 9, 2024, at her home in DeSota, Kansas.
Carol was the third of four daughters born to Marion and Altha (Reed) Mather. The family lived and flourished in the small farming community of Stafford, Kansas, located in the center part of the state. Her days were filled with happy times with sisters, neighborhood kids and school chums.
Carol loved school and participated in many activities. Two of her favorites included being a high school cheerleader and being a member of the Stafford debate team that took second in the 1952 state tournament. During those years, debate tournaments included all school classification sizes. In high school she met the boy she would later marry.
While attending Kansas University, Carol was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She was the junior class Vice President, a member of the Student Council, President of the All Women Students House of Representatives and was elected into the Torch Chapter or Mortor Board. As a senior, she was named one of the outstanding members of the KU Class of 1956.
Upon graduation from KU, she married the love of her life, Larry Frisbie and after his graduation from KU they moved to Lyons, Kansas, where both devoted their entire teaching careers to the Lyons School System and students of Lyons. It was in Lyons they raised their two children, Lawrence Lynn Frisbie and Kaye Frisbie providing them with a safe, secure childhood.
Both Carol and Larry believed firmly in community service and actively contributed their efforts to many worthy local causes. They both served on numerous boards. In 2002, she and Larry were selected as co-winners of the Lyons Chamber of Commerce outstanding citizen award.
Surviving are son, Lynn (Cindy) of Lake Charles, Louisiana; daughter, Kaye of DeSoto, Kansas; two grandsons, Lane and Jake (Alyse) of Texas; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Winnie, and Jack; sister, Sharon (Paul) Wagner; and many nieces and nephews.
Proceeding her in death were her beloved husband of 47 years, Larry Frisbie; her parents; and her sisters, Melba Swaim of Dodge City, and Jane Volker of Lawrence, Kansas.
Carol loved all her family, friends, teaching, camping, reading and gardening. She worked hard and treasured her time on Earth.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, March 1, 2024, at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons, with visitation from 9:00 until 10:30 A.M., with family present. Burial will follow at the Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons, Kansas. Memorials may be given to the Rice County Community Foundation (for The Lyons Endowment Foundation) or the Bell and Star Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.