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Bernice Jean 'Bunny' Carlson

POSTED: April 18, 2014 7:00 a.m.


Bernice Jean "Bunny" Carlson, 83, Ellsworth, went home Friday, April 18, 2014, in Ellsworth to be with the Lord.

She was born July 24, 1930 in Ellsworth to Major L. and Ruth (Nemechek) Benson.

Bunny spent most of her life living in Ellsworth where she was a homemaker and member of the Harvest Bible Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Bunny touched many lives with her faith and love for others. Her knowledge in the scriptures was fed daily by many Christian radio programs and personal study. Throughout her life, she was involved with children’s music ministry, Bible studies and prison ministry. Her generosity was felt by many. Her laugh and joyous spirit will be missed!

On April 15, 1951, she married Virgil Carlson in Ellsworth. He preceded her in death in 2012. She was also preceded in death by their son Daniel in 1993.

Survivors include daughters, Leaan Cardinale, and husband Tim of Enumclaw, Wash., Suzy Trombold and husband Chuck of Zionsville, Ind., and Jan Hood and husband Doug of Raymore, Mo.; sons, Chris Carlson and wife Rollaine of Amarillo, Texas, and Eric Carlson and wife Susan of London, Ontario, Canada; and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., Monday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Harvest Bible Church, with burial following in Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie West Renovation, Harvest Bible Church or Hospice of Salina, in c/o Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth Kan. 67439.

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