Virginia Carol Combs nee Melton, a long-time Lee’s Summit MO resident, formerly of Hazard KY, passed away Tuesday September 4, 2018, at home. Carol was born in Frew, KY in 1942. She graduated from MC Napier High School in 1960. After high school, Carol studied cosmetology at the Hellems School of Beauty and Culture in Louisville, KY. Carol attended college at Webster University majoring in Business Administration. She received a paralegal certificate from Rockhurst University. She lived in 5 states including Kentucky, Virginia, Alabama, West Virginia, and Missouri.
Carol retired in 2007 as a Teacher’s Aide in the Moberly School District. She loved working with young children. Prior to education, Carol worked at the Excel Pork Plant in Marshall, MO and Stringer’s Utility Safety Supply in Lee’s Summit, MO, where she was a textile supervisor. Earlier in her life she worked briefly as a cosmetologist and was a housewife. Carol was active in her church, Lee’s Summit Presbyterian, and volunteered making visits to nursing home residents and helping refill the pew pads. She also served many years as a minister’s wife at various churches in Missouri and West Virginia, teaching several Sunday school classes.
She loved good food, going on senior bank trips, sewing projects, jigsaw puzzles, collecting Coke memorabilia, reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Carol is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wayne Combs, of the home; daughter, Christin (David) Whitehead, of Wright Head, MO; sister Dana Chyrl (Danny) Akers, of West Liberty, KY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Friday from 1-2pm at First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit, MO. Services will follow at 2pm and burial in West Union Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit, MO.
Our deepest sympathies on your loss.
Hello Christin and family,
I was so sorry to hear about your loss today. I hope that you have many warm and precious memories of your mother, and that they bring you comfort as you reflect on her life. Please accept my condolences, and my well wishes to you all.
Deepest condolences and thoughts are with you. The Morrows (Nancy, Marvin, Scott, Dallas, John, and Sinlan)
my heart breaks for christin, uncle wayne, mom and the rest of the family. love you aunt carol.
I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Wayne and Christin
I was so sorry to read of Carol’s passing. My family has such good memories of when your family was in Dawn many years ago. Carol had such a kind heart and was a loving mother and wife. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead!
Wayne, Christin, Family, & Friends, All my love & prayers to you during this most difficult time. I will forever treasure the times I spent with Carol. She was such a lovely, kind lady.
Wayne and family. We are so sorry to hear of Carol’s death. I really enjoyed working with her at Gratz Brown Elementary in Moberly. JW said Hello to you too. Praying for you.
Linda and JW
I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your mom had a very amazing life. Your family will be in my prayers.
I’m so sorry to hear about Carol. I have fond memories, vague as they might be, of when her family came to visit us here in North Carolina. It was always fun time, especially for Donnie and I since it meant we would get a break from working in the tobacco fields and get to go to the beach which we otherwise didn’t get to do. I do remember, I think, you coming to visit as well. You were a very slinder fellow with a very deep voice. Maybe that was your radio voice that you were practicing on us. Nevertheless we were all very impressed and that is the image of you that has stuck with me for all these years.
Again, I am sorry to hear of her passing and I hope that you find some peace and that your sorrow will ease in the days to come. If you ever find yourself down this way please come by and visit us once again. Sincerely Duke
I have so many wonderful memories of Carol. My favorite has to be her Kentucky accent! As a kid when they were in Dawn, MO, I loved to hear her talk!
Hugs and prayers to your family.
Have you and your family in my prayers. May God bless each of you.
Our love and prayers to our dear friends, THE COMBS FAMILY, who we dearly cherish. Carol was one fine, caring lady!
My condolences to Carol’s family. I had the privilege of working with Carol at Moberly School District. She was a sweet, dear friend! My thoughts and prayers to everyone!
I’m sorry for your loss, im praying for your family
So sorry about the death of your wife. I know it will be very hard for you. She sounded like such a neat lady. In sympathy, Helen
Wayne….I am so very sorry to hear about Carol…. Please know that Our Lord will hear our prayers and he will comfort us! You and Christin are in my prayers!!!
Continued prayers for comfort and understanding.
Continued prayers for the family.