Carol Ann Mayes
Carol A. Mayes, 73, passed away Wednesday, December 21, in Enterprise. She was born September 21, 1943 in Somerville, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ralph and Isabel (Stailing) Longmire. Carol attended local schools, graduating from Somerville High School with the class of 1961 and completing the nursing program at the Somerville Hospital School of Nursing.
On January 14, 1967 she married John R. Mayes Sr. All of their married life was spent in Abilene. She worked as a registered nurse at Abilene Memorial Hospital for more than twenty years. John preceded her in death July 9, 1999.
Carol enjoyed her grandchildren, gardening, reading and sewing. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Carol is survived by: daughter, Jennifer Mayes of Abilene; son, David (Katie) Mayes of Manhattan; two granddaughters, Isabel and Clara Mayes; two grandsons, Zachariah and John Mayes; two sisters, June Broughton of Peabody, Massachusetts and Elaine Wiley of Somerville Massachusetts and brother, Robert Longmire of Somerville, Massachusetts.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM Wednesday, December 28, at the Danner Funeral Home with Pastor Roland Slater officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Tuesday, December 27, at the Danner Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Abilene Public Library, Memorial Healthcare Systems scholarship program or the Giving Hope Foundation to help families of kids with Leukemia (givinghopema.org). Contributions may be left at or in care of Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.