Carol was born Oct. 22, 1944 at Neosho Falls, the daughter of Paul and Pearl Lena Steele Guatney. She attended school in Neosho Falls and when the school closed transferred to Iola where she graduated from Iola High School in 1962.
Carol worked a number of years at the sewing factory in Yates Center. She married C.J. Starnes and they made their home in Neosho Falls. They later divorced.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chanute.
Survivors include a brother, Elmer Guatney, Neosho Falls; a sister, Patricia Ogle, Erie; a sister-in-law, Georgia Guatney, Grove, Okla.; nieces and nephews; her dog, Daisy.
Rosary was recited 7 p.m. Monday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, followed by visitation.
Family and friends will meet at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola at 10 today, May 3 to go in procession to Little Sandy Cemetery near Buffalo, for graveside service.
Memorials are suggested to he humane shelter of choice and may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola.
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com