Carol Ann Elmore

April 9, 1938 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 82)


Carol Ann Elmore

April 9, 1938  -  July 28, 2020

Carol was born April 9, 1938 to Gaitha Berry Needham and Emmett Needham in Alva, Oklahoma.  She went home to be with her Heavenly Father on July 28, 2020.  She passed at her home with her family by her side after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She attended Alva High School and graduated with the class of 1956.  She was a branch manager for Sarah Coventry Jewelry for many years.  She then purchased Vic’s Etc. which was known for gifts for the home, Yankee Candles, bridal registries, flower arrangements, and the annual Christmas open house with themed trees.  She loved working outside keeping her flowers beautiful.  She was a pet lover always taking in strays.  Carol loved her family with all her heart and was often a second mom to many of their friends.  She was a strong, generous woman with a caring heart and a fighter to the very end.  Carol was an active member of Cherokee First Baptist Church and continued to view online when unable to attend.

Carol married Boyce Elmore on June 28, 1957.  To this union three children were born: Laurie, Lecia, and LynnaBeth. 

Carol is survived by her husband, Boyce of Cherokee; daughters, Laurie and Monte Pelter of Cherokee, Lecia and Riley Hager of Owasso, and LynnaBeth and Burton Means of Ponca City.  She is also survived by five grandsons; four great grandsons, and one great granddaughter: Matthew Pelter and Amanda Cseh of Oklahoma City, Michael and Ashley Pelter and their sons, Elisha, Micah, and Kohen of Shawnee, Brad and Katie Hager of Lenexa, Kansas, Dustin and Keli Means and their daughter, Kylee of Stillwater, and Andrew Means and Courtney Orr and son, Colter of Ponca City; nieces and nephew, Jennifer Vigil, Charlie Needham, Karen Jordan and Sara Werner. 

Carol is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Billy.

Service for Carol will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Cherokee First Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Alva Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee.  Viewing will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.

Memorials may be given to the church through the funeral home.

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July 31, 2020

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cherokee Lanman Funeral Home Chapel
1305 South Grand
Cherokee, OK 73725

Funeral Service
August 1, 2020

1:00 PM
Cherokee First Baptist Church (Grand Ave, Cherokee, Oklahoma)

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