1931-2018


Caryle Jean Bender Carr, 86, died on January 30, 2018. She was born February 21, 1931, to William and Erna Bender at Ellsworth, Kansas. She received degrees from Emporia State University (BS) and the University of Kansas (PhD). Her career was in healthcare education (pathology and medical technology), mostly at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Many healthcare workers knew her as Dr. Caryle Bender.
She married Dan Carr and they resided in Overland Park, Kansas, for 38 years before “retiring to the farm” in Leavenworth County, Kansas in 2001. While in Overland Park, she was active in various civic organizations, the KU Medical Center Auxiliary, and several historical societies. After moving, she continued her support of several museums and historical societies in Leavenworth, Kansas and Tonganoxie, Kansas. 
Left to cherish the lovely memories she left behind are her husband Dan, sisters Ona Wright and Pat Teach, a sister-in-law Pat Bender, cousins and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. Caryle was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother. 
Services will be held at a later date.
Memorials are encouraged in Caryle’s name to historical societies in Leavenworth and Tonganoxie or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, Leavenworth.