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Monday, October 11, 2021

Obituary - Carolyn Denise Lamb

Carolyn Denise Lamb of Garden City, Missouri was born October 15, 1952, at Conley Maternity Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri the daughter of Issac Donald and Lola Grace (Braden) Dilks. She attended grade school in Independence and Blue Springs, Missouri and graduated from Blue Springs High School 1970.

On June 21, 1970, Carolyn was united in marriage to Lawrence (Larry) Lamb at The Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Independence, Missouri.

Together they had three sons, Sean, Steven, and Scott, but she really loved all children. She was very active in church, school and Scouts while living in Independence. She also coached 8-11 year old boys in baseball during the years her boys were active. Carolyn loved to ride motorcycles (road and trail) in those years too. The family moved from Independence to farm near LaTour, Missouri in 1986. She very much liked living in the country. Carolyn (or Carol to many) liked to be around folks. She spent several years working in the Meat Dept of a local grocery in Harrisonville before going to work at Harrisonville Post Office where she retired from in 2014. Carolyn really enjoyed the many people she met while doing those jobs over the years. Carolyn loved to go boating and swimming, and many summer weekends were spent at Truman Lake with kids and grand kids. She also went on many summer vacations with her mom and dad and usually with a couple of kids, grandkids, or nieces/nephews. She loved family, and was active with nieces, nephews, cousins of her extended family. Carolyn always kept a lot of flowers in and around the house. She liked bright colors in her home and in her clothes. Carolyn loved fun things, and you were more likely to see her in jeans or shorts than a dress. We lived next door to her parents, and in his later years she spent a lot of time with/ caring for her dad. Carolyn was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2011, and successfully battled it for 10 years. She succumbed to pneumonia complication on October 6, 2021.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Stanton George Miller.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Larry Lamb of the home; three sons, Sean Lamb and wife Gayle, Drexel, Missouri, Steve Lamb, Garden City, Missouri, Scott Lamb, Creighton, Missouri; 8 grandchildren, Christopher, Brian, David, Leanna, Issac, Brett, Lanie and Payton. 3 great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob and Amari and one on the way; a brother, Donald Dilks and wife Barbara, Burleson, Texas; 2 sisters, Darlene Payne and wife Bill, Blue Springs, Missouri, Debbie Dilks, Booneville, Missouri; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with inurnment following the service at Blairstown Cemetery, Blairstown, Missouri.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the funeral home.