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Carol Jean Gicinto (Bradley) passed away on October 15, 2017 at the Kansas City Transitional Care Center in Kansas City, Kansas due to complications from liver cancer. She was 74.
Carol was born on June 2, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri to her parents, Harvey and Edna Bradley. She graduated from William Jewell College in 1988 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Carol moved to Springfield, Missouri in 1988 where she worked as a kindergarten teacher at Mark Twain and Fremont Elementary schools from 1988-1994. She moved to Branson, Missouri in 2008 and enjoyed her retirement as an artist, chef, Master Gardner and member of the Sisters Circle at Hollister Church of Christ. Camping, fishing, riding horses, and having great adventures were some of her many passions in life.
Carol was giving of her time and talents, and loved sharing her passions with friends and family. She cooked meals and donated food for the less fortunate in her community and volunteered time reading to children at the local library. Through her service in the church and as an educator, she touched a great many lives and left a lasting impression in her communities.
Carol is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Christine Lentz; her son and daughter-in-law Nick and Magen Gicinto; her mother, Edna Bradley; brother, Earl Ray Bradley; two sisters Shari Dreher and Nancy Montaleone; and five grandchildren, Drew, Dana, Sydney, Jacksen, and Gabriel.
A memorial service will be held for Carol on November 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Hollister Church of Christ, 10697 Historic Highway 165, Hollister, Missouri 65672. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carol’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Master Gardners of the Ozarks, PO Box 345, Galena, Missouri 65656.