Carol Jean Culver, age 73, of Harrisonville, Missouri, formerly of Rich Hill, Missouri passed away April 10, 2020 at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
Carol was born on August 11, 1946 in Rich Hill (Carbon Center) to Harland & Norma Agnes Swope. She graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1964. After graduation, she headed off to Washington D.C. and worked as a file clerk for the FBI. She married Lloyd Culver on December 3, 1965. Lloyd was in the U.S. Navy and stationed in California where they lived for a time. They returned to Missouri and resided in Blue Springs where they were blessed with their first two daughters. The four of them returned to Rich Hill where their third daughter was born.
Carol was a founding member of the Coal Miners Daughters and volunteered with the the Rich Hill Baseball Association. She was a member of Rich Hill Christian Church and served for many years as the church secretary. Carol loved her hometown and especially loved celebrating the 4th of July Rich Hill Style.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Donna Shoemaker, Mary Williams, and Nancy Laning. She is survived by her three daughters, Chantelle Mumma and husband Jerry, Danyell Spencer and husband Robert, and Lacy Laning and husband Brad; eight grandchildren, Jara Servello and husband Ryan, Devin Laning, Robert "Robbie" Spencer and wife Emily, Ethan Spencer, Jacob Mumma, Anna Spencer, Trayton Laning, and Blake Laning, four great-grandchildren, James Spencer, Kaisley Mumma, Malichi Baker, and Callie Riser. She is also survived by three siblings, Linda Tyrell and husband Mike, Howard "Bud" Swope and wife Mary Jean, and Don Swope and wife Linda; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Carol's wishes were to be cremated and to have a Celebration of Life. Visitation will be Saturday, June 20th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, followed by a short service at 5:00 pm at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Rich Hill 4th of July Celebration in care of Heuser Funeral Home.