Carol Jean Herber, 84, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at her home in Salina, KS. She was born February 9, 1935 in rural Russell County to Carl and Carrie (Cook) Kaufman. Carol graduated from Dorrance High School with the class of 1953. She was united in marriage to Richard Edward Herber at the Dorrance Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1986.
Carol was very active in her community. She was a member of Altrusa, the Chamber of Commerce, and was on the Board of Directors at Citizen State Bank. She also was very involved in the Salina Home and Garden Show. Carol was an entrepreneur. She owned and operated many businesses. In her spare time she enjoyed planting and tending to her flowers in her backyard, traveling, and K-State Football; but what she enjoyed most was spending time with her grandkids.
Left to cherish her memory is her son Jeffrey Alan Herber and wife Marcelle of Wood River, NE; daughter Jo Lynn Groening and husband Karl of Peoria, AZ; sisters Dorothy Bay of Russell, KS and Leona Champion of San Jose, CA; 4 grandchildren, Kyle Herber, Matthew Herber, Richard Groening, and David Groening; and 4 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Carl and Carrie; husband Richard; son Ricky Dee Herber; brothers Lloyd Kaufman and Orville Kaufman; and sisters Helen Stickney and LaFern Prediger.
Carol not only tenderly cared for her flowers, but more importantly she sowed the seeds of love and laughter into the lives of those closest to her. Although we will miss her greatly, we rejoice that she is now reaping the bountiful harvest of her hard work and loving labor, in the company of her Lord, until we see her again.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at Dorrance Lutheran Church at 1:30PM. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 1:00PM until 8:00PM with family receiving friends 6:00PM until 8:00PM at Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 610 24th St., Wilson, KS.
Memorials are suggested to the Carol Herber Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Ellsworth Citizens State Bank and Trust, 203 N. Douglas Ave, Ellsworth, KS 67439. Condolences may be left for the family at www.plumeroverlease.com