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Carol Ann (Petrlak) McKendree

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Carol Ann (Petrlak) McKendree

AGE: 65 • Newton

Carol Ann (Petrlak) McKendree, 65, of Newton, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Morristown Medical Center after a short illness. Born in Newton, over the years Carol lived in Franklin, Sparta, Morristown, Branchville, New Jersey; Bradenton and Ellenton Florida; and West Jordan, Utah, before settling in at Liberty Towers in Newton where she made many dear friends. Carol Ann attended Kings College in Briarcliff, New York and nursing school in Florida where she became a Registered Nurse. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Nyack College. Carol was a registered nurse for 30 years and retired 10 years ago. Carol Ann worked as a Registered Nurse at Morristown Memorial Hospital, St. Clare's Hospital in Dover, the Homestead, Bristol Glen, and she ended her nursing career at Newton Memorial Hospital. Carol Ann was Vice President of the Tenants Association at Liberty Towers, an active member of the auxiliary and volunteered in the gift shop at St. Clare's Hospital in Dover. In retirement, Carol Ann continued to garden, she loved flowers, especially daffodils, loved her cat, Adaline, and all her good friends. She will be missed by many.

The daughter of Herman A. and the late Edith (nee Strait) Petrlak, Carol Ann is also predeceased by her husband, Charles I. McKendree, aunt Edna Strait Drake, and grandmother Irene Strait; She is survived by her half -brother, Lawrence H. Petrlak of Washington, Utah and her half-sister, Lisa M. Petrlak of Apache Junction, Arizona.

Graveside Service will be held Saturday, April 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the North Hardyston Cemetery, 3312 Route 94, Hardyston Township. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, New Jersey.

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Published in Daily Record on Apr. 17, 2014
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