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  • Carol Jean Friend

  • Carol Jean Friend, 64, of Independence, Mo., died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at her home, after a short illness.

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  • Carol Jean Friend, 64, of Independence, Mo., died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at her home, after a short illness.
    She was an employee of Jackson County Family Court in Kansas City, Mo., for the past 12 years. Carol loved to collect frogs. She was a loving, caring; daughter, mother, wife, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She married the love of her life, Stephen Douglas Friend Sr., on May 18, 1975.
    Besides her husband, Carol is survived by three children, Deborah Elaine Berger-Mangone of Boonville, Mo., and Andrew Carl Friend and Adam Odell Friend, both of Independence, Mo.; her parents, Carl and Margaret O’Dell of Higginsville, Mo.; three step-children, Stephen Douglas Friend Jr. of Independence, Mo., Carolyn Denise Coyazo of Blue Springs, Mo., and Constance Dianne Adams of Independence, Mo.; three sisters, Linda Joyce Crunk of Sacramento, Calif., Nancy Marie Fisher of Jefferson City, Mo., and Bertha Ann Sims of Marshall, Mo. Carol has 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Carol was preceded in death by her step-son, Shawn David Friend, and her grandson, Stephen Douglas Friend III.
    Carol was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family, friends and co-workers.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice. 9221 Ward Pkwy, Suite 100, K.C., MO 64114-9808.
    Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Oak Ridge Memory Garden, Independence.  Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at New Salem Funeral Home, Independence, 816-796-8600.
     
     
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