Carlie Elizabeth Greenwood

Carlie Elizabeth Greenwood came into this world with a smile on her face on June 9, 1999 to Charisma Lo and Henry (Hank) Greenwood in Overland Park, KS. She passed away peacefully on July 10, 2021 at St. Luke’s North Hospital surrounded by family. Carlie showed the world from day one what a bright, energetic and loving person she was, bringing endless joy to her parents and family.

Possessing a curious and spontaneous spirit, Carlie enjoyed jumping headfirst into many activities in her youth including volleyball, dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading. She excelled at those activities which suited her strength and boundless energy, yet always sought the next adventure and hill to climb.

An early interest in becoming a doctor blossomed into a life-long pursuit of caring for others. While attending Blue Valley West High School, she enrolled in the CAPS Medical Program to begin her medical education. In the years following graduation, Carlie accepted an opportunity in the medical field as a certified nursing assistant at Overland Park Regional Hospital and worked during the COVID pandemic. The long hours and challenging environment only served to further fuel her interest in nursing, prompting her to begin pursuing a nursing degree at Johnson County Community College. Carlie was working fulltime as a Healthcare Recruiter at Krucial Staffing while continuing her education.

Carlie will be forever missed by her mother Charisma Lo, father Hank Greenwood, sister Chayne Greenwood, grandparents Sue Lo and Len Sacks (deceased), Peter and Judy Lo, Beth and Henry Greenwood, aunts and uncles Dr. Asia Lo and Mark Bowerman, Trent and Sandra Lo, Charles Greenwood, Johnnie Sullivan, Hope and Johnny Harrison, David and Dawn Greenwood along with her numerous cousins, Dylan and Jackson Bowerman, Ryla and Dade Lo, Ashley Greenwood, Steven and Dustin Wade, CJ and Kyle Harrison, Josh Greenwood, her extended family, many friends, and Carlie’s beloved cat, Scarlet.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Church of the Resurrection, 5009 W 137th St, Leawood, KS 66224 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm with the Celebration of Carlie’s Life immediately following from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm. To view the Celebration of Life live, go to COR.ORG/MEMORIALSONLINE.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a memorial contribution to the JCCC Nursing Scholarship.
Make gifts payable to JCCC Foundation and mail to:
JCCC Foundation
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210

Gifts can also be made online at Select “other” and enter – JCCC Nursing Scholarship.

**Indicate on check or in the online form that the gift is in memory of Carlie Elizabeth Greenwood.**

Carlie’s Poem?

Your whispers woven in the breeze
Your love laced in the sun‘s rays with ease

Wherever we go you are near
There is no longer anything to fear

Your strength surrounds us from each mountain top
Your energy ethereal as it lingers in every ocean drop

No matter where we are
You are never far

So this is not goodbye
As your eternal spirit dazzles in the night sky

–  Chayne G.


  1. Mary and Tim Hemkens on July 15, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    So sorry for your lost. If you need ANYTHING please call we will be there!

  2. Mary and Tim Hemkens on July 15, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    So SORRY for your lost. Anything we can do to help please Call!

  3. Mary and Tim Hemkens on July 15, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    So SORRY you lost. If you need anything, anything Please CALL!?

  4. Lori Avelyn on July 15, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Condolences to you and yours.
    A very beautiful girl, may she Rest In Peace
    God Bless

  5. Lily S. on July 15, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    Hearts are hurting all over the community because of the loss of Carlie. A kind, intelligent and beautiful soul gone far too soon. Sending your family so much love.

  6. Cash Moran on July 16, 2021 at 12:38 am

    I won’t even begin to try find words to express my feelings. Sometimes with words you come up short. So I will communicate in spiritually knowing that what i feel can only be felt this way. Condolences are for those left behind and i want you Carlie to know how much we love you and will miss you. Our families were brought together through years of unbelievable events. So stay in touch with us as there is a bridge we can’t see but we can cross.

  7. Amy & Todd Owens on July 16, 2021 at 8:05 am

    I am at a loss of words & I know nothing will make you feel better as losing a child is the hardest experience for anyone to live through & it’s so tragic & unfair. I am a mess & heartbroken just thinking about what you all are experiencing right now. Just know we are grieving and thinking of you all. Condolences to all of Carlie’s family & friends, the entire community is mourning her loss. I’m so very sorry.

  8. Melanie Coley Johnson on July 16, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    We are all so shocked and saddened by Carlie’s passing. She was such a beautiful and smart young lady. Sending all of you our deepest condolences! -Melanie and Marc Johnson, Coley Sullivan, Ted, Emily and Izola Sullivan.

  9. Moriah on July 16, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Our hearts are broken, for Heaven gained an angel too beautiful for Earth. You’ll be forever missed Carlie. You and that contagious smile. I love you… Dance with the angels Sweet girl… Until we meet again…??

  10. Ally on July 16, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    The most loving family ever. I love you all so much. Rest In Peace carlie?? Prayers for you guys

  11. Bridget McCabe on July 16, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Carlie is by far the bravest and most intelligent girl I’ve had the pleasure of calling my friend. Her laugh will ring in my mind forever. Her beautiful, contagious smile is all I can think about. She loves your family more than anything in this world. I’m so blessed to have had her in my life and as my best friend. I’ll keep my memories with her close to my heart forever.

  12. Anonymous on July 17, 2021 at 2:11 am

    Although i only knew Chayne from school and didn’t know Carlie, I offer my condolences to the Greenwood family, extended family, and friends of Carlie. May you all find the strength to live your lives to the fullest and make Carlie proud in heaven <3

  13. Ella Peters on July 17, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Carlie touched the lives of every person she met. Her contagious laugh and smile never failed to light up a room. Her love for her family and friends around her was such a joy to whiteness. Sending all of my love and strength to her family during this time.

  14. Janet Jones on July 17, 2021 at 10:41 am

    I remember Carlie from her Lakewood Middle School years as a beautiful young girl with a sweet heart.
    My deepest sympathy to her loving family.
    Janet Jones
    LKM Nurse

  15. Lisa K Spry on July 17, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    So deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Please let us know if you need anything. We love you and are here for you, and you will continue to remain in our prayers!

  16. Angela Thomas, Bill Thomas and family on July 17, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! As a parent who has experienced such a great devastation of losing a child, the pain can be unbearable. Remember her for all that she lived and know that she lived a full and beautiful life. Her memories will live on for a lifetime and she will never be forgotten. We will be praying for your family now and always. Carlie was a blessing from God and her spirit will continue to live on thru all of us.

  17. Lulu Ravega-Urzua on July 17, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Charisma and family,

    Words cannot begin to express how sorry we are with the loss of your beautiful Carlie. As a parent, I am at a loss for words. Carlie will forever live in your hearts and memories. One day you will be reunited with her again. Sending you our heartfelt condolences on your loss.

    Rest easy in eternal peace Carlie.

  18. Asia humphrey on July 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    She was a regular at my bar. Extremely sad to hear this. Sending love to your family Carlie. You are be heavily missed ?

  19. Asia humphrey on July 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Supposed to be a heart emoji not a question mark! <3

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