Carol Shields Evans Schoof, 94, of Topeka, KS. passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
Carol was born September 3, 1925 in Lost Springs, Kansas to the late Omer J. Shields and Dorothy Moseley Shields. Four of her siblings have preceded her in death: brother, Donald Shields, step-brother Ralph Mitchell, and sisters, Anita Shields Wall and Arlene Shields Aitken.
Carol was a 1943 graduate of Wamego High School. She continued her education at Kansas State University and earned her degree in Home Economics with a minor in Art in 1951.
In 1945 she married the late Lawrence Earle Evans in Wamego, Kansas. They had four children: Stephanie Lynn, Jeffrey Omer, Jana Lee and Kevin Lawrence.
After a whirlwind romance, Carol married the late James E. Schoof of Council Grove, Kansas in 1975 at the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church in Wabaunsee, Kansas. Over the next 18 years, Jim and Carol were world travelers. Jim’s job assignments with the United Nations as an Agricultural Engineer and an engineer with USAID provided them the opportunity to live in various countries (Libya, Egypt, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) before retiring to San Antonio, Texas in 1993. Ultimately, Carol and Jim settled in Topeka, Kansas in 2014 to be closer to their family.
Carol is survived by her children Stephanie Evans Gaissert (George B. Gaissert), Jeffrey Omer Evans, Jana Lee Evans Behlen, Kevin Lawrence Evans, and two stepchildren Fritz Springmeier (Vic Schoof) and Val Ves, both of Holcomb, KS. She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, her sister Ruby Aldrich of Sioux Falls, SD, and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside inurnment will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Lewis Cemetery in Ramona, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 (ID: 12059242) or the Alzheimer’s Association , Tribute for Carol Shields Evans Schoof.
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