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Carol Adele Jory


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Carol Adele Jory Obituary
November 26, 1932 - March 31, 2016 Rossville, KS-Carol Adele Jory, 83, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Oakley Place in Rossville, Kansas. Carol was born November 26, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA., the daughter of David Mulvane Hughes and Martha Mittenzwei Hughes. She attended Marlborough School and then studied Art History at the University of Chicago. Carol operated the Mulvane family's farm and pastures in Kansas after the death of her parents, but was involved in many other activities. In Los Angeles she was a volunteer docent at the LA County Museum of Natural History and cleaned fossils at the La Brea Tar Pits. In Kansas she served on the boards of the Historic Ward Meade Park, Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and Topeka Cemetery. She was awarded Washburn University's Person of the Year in 2004. She contributed anonymously to Washburn University Foundation, Mulvane Art Museum, Baker University, KTWU Public Television, Topeka Rescue Mission, Topeka Zoo, performing arts organizations, and the public libraries in Topeka and Rossville. She contributed to many other groups for historic preservation, conservation, the visual, musical and performing arts, animal welfare, and the senior center. She was an Auxiliary member of Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion in Rossville KS. Here are things people say about Carol Jory. A larger than life figure in the community; a very social person, but also very private. Kind, generous, gentle, artistic, a lover of wildlife and nature. Occasionally, mischievous and a rebel. She always had time to talk and an interest in what others were doing. We all felt lucky to have had you in our lives. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son David S. Jory (1986), and former husband Farnham S. Jory (2004). Survivors include her daughter Lelean A. Smith, her son Ross M. Jory, and sister Deborah A. Hughes. A private graveside service will be in the Topeka Cemetery. Memorial services in Topeka KS and the Bay Area, CA will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation of a book may be made to the Rossville Elementary or High School or the Rossville Community Library. Memorial contributions may also be made to David J's Place at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum, the Rossville Senior Center, American Legion of Rossville, Helping Hands Humane Society or the Topeka Rescue Mission. Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence or learn of memorial plans, please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 7, 2016
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