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Carma Lenore Freeman, 79, of Mission, Kansas passed away January 30, 2022. Carma was born November 16, 1942.
CARMA (from Sharen)
Carma was 3 or 4 when a big cauldron of boiling water tipped over on her leaving a bad scar on her leg. Drs. were afraid she’d never walk again, but she did.
Carma had a difficult life. Her mom died of cancer when she was 10. In her early teens, she arrived at our house and was absorbed into the Bohall family. She worked hard driving a tractor and doing house and yard work , but she never learned how to cut up a chicken—just plain didn’t want to do that. But later she became a great cook. And entertain!!!!! No one could compare to her elaborate spreads and yummy food.
Carma was a good student, but she will likely be remembered more for heading up a total walk out one Friday at school her senior year. She was fearless. She’d weigh the sure-to-come consequences and decide always it was worth it and plow on.
After 1 year at KU, Carma headed to KC to start working at Andersen and Andersen Insurance. When she left to start her own business, she had become the highest paid female on staff.
Carma and Roger began rehabbing old mansions in KC. She was very talented and had good business instincts. She used lots of unique designs she’d adapted in those homes. She could see an expensive item and figure out how to replicate it cheaply and beautifully.
One time a realtor tried to get her to lower the price on a house. Carma refused, Instead she raised the price substantially and sold it the next week.
Carma was lost when Roger left. She never stopped loving him. She called the folks every night after that mile stone until they died—making sure to keep close family ties.
Carma had a tough life, but in many ways a good one too. Her faith in God was her guiding light.
CARMA (from Jerry)
Carma and I were in the same class from first grade through High School. Our school was small and we had classes and many activities together. Carma was a good student and a good friend. She ranked No. 1 in our class and was the Valedictorian in our graduating class of seven.
Carma was proud of her school and returned often throughout her life for homecoming visits with former students. At a homecoming about 10-15 years ago, she and my twin brother and I had a photo taken. We were the three surviving members of our class. Carma said she was pleased to have a picture of herself with the twins. Harry and I treasured that picture as well.
Carma and we have done a number of things together in our lives and she will be remembered as a very good friend and a wonderful person.
Patricia Evans says
I worked for Carma for quite a few years she became a great friend I loved her dearly?
Shanon Easterday says
Thinking of my extended family with love and appreciation. My Dad Ken adored Carma, as did my oldest brother Terry (Jan 2018) who was closer to age to her. Living in AZ we didn’t get to see our Kansas and Midwestern cousins like we might have wanted. However, Dad always made us feel we knew them. He’d show me photos and talk about his nieces and nephews often. He adored them. And he missed the ones gone too soon. Show me ten photos of young girls and I can easily find Fern though she died years before I was ever born. Cousins are important. Carma was always so elegant and pulled together the times I saw her. Fond memories of her, and her voice, her laugh. Treasure to us all.
Shanon Easterday says
So sorry for your loss. Carma meant a lot to many people. May she dance in heaven with her family and feel nothing but peace and joy in God’s arms.