West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Carolyn Lancaster
Carolyn Lancaster

Funeral services for Carolyn Lancaster, 67, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Joseph Girdley officiating.

She was born the daughter of Raymond Girdley and Beatrice Hart Girdley, on December 15, 1948 in West Plains, Missouri and died June 16, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage June 16, 1969 in West Plains, Missouri to Michael Lancaster, who preceded her in death December 9, 2014.

She is survived by two children, Michael Lancaster and his wife Sarah, Pottersville, Missouri, and Heather Arvidson and her husband Walter, West Plains; ten grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Bradford and Royce Girdley.

She loved her gardening and spending time with her family. She enjoyed playing checker and cards with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to Rodeos, especially the bull riding. She was employed with the Family Service Office in West Plains for over twenty-five years.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Kidney Association and can be left at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains.

Burial will be in Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.



  1. Beatrice Mitchell
    June 18, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

    My condolences to the family at this time of loss. Although it is difficult to express just the right words, may you be comforted by God’s promise of resurrection as spoken of by Jesus at John 5:28,29, “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out……” This promise has always comforted me at times like this and I hope it will do the same for you.

  2. Pat Patillo
    June 19, 2016 @ 3:56 pm

    Sorry to lose another classmate. Sincere sympathy sent to the family. Carolyn was a very sweet person as I recall.

    Pat (Bell) Patillo

  3. Ora Faye (Forester) Ingram
    June 21, 2016 @ 4:22 pm

    It is with great sorrow that I write this……In high school Carolyn and I were the best of friends and kept in touch for several years after graduation. We drifted our separate ways and didn’t talk very often. I am sending sincere sympathy to the children and grandchildren and all the family. May God Bless You in this difficult time. Carolyn is gone but will not be forgotten. Sympathy to you all. Ora Ingram