Sunday, December 21, 2014



Thomas E. “Tom” Carey, 89, Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Richmond Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

Family members plan to meet with friends 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa, followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment is set for Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Kansas.

Tom was born Sunday, Jan. 25, 1925, in Ottawa, the son of Clifford and Odessa (Dial) Carey.

He was raised in Franklin County in the Richmond area, moving to Lawrence. He later moved to the Leavenworth County area, where he lived for more than 50 years. In 2008, he moved to Ottawa where he lived until his death.

He graduated from Richmond High School with the Class of 1942.

Tom served in the U.S. Army, from 1949 to 1950, at Fort Bliss and Fort Riley.

Tom was united in marriage with Delma Lee Herbert July 20, 1952, at Camdenton, Missouri. She preceded him in death July 31, 1978.

He married Joyce Eagles in 1980 at Leavenworth, Kansas. She also preceded him in death May 7, 2007.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mildred Carey and Dorothy Cooper; sister-in-law, Phyllis Herbert; and brother-in-law, Bob Cooper.

Survivors include his two children, Deborah Carey-Longtin and husband, Jeff, Hinesville, Georgia, and Steve Carey, Ottawa; three step-children, Sandy Lennon and husband, Tom, Florida, Melony Aull and husband, Alex, Lansing and Mark Peters, Leavenworth; three grandchildren, including Ryan Dodd and wife, Joyce, Nortonville; five great-grandchildren, including, Mason Dodd; brother-in-law, Mike Herbert and wife, Jane, Camdenton, Missouri; and 10 nieces and nephews.

Tom worked for the U.S. Post Office, as a mail carrier, from 1968 until retiring in 1990. He previously worked at Meyer Dairy in Basehor from 1961 to 1968; Manor Bread in Leavenworth from 1958 to 1961; and Hercules Powder Plant in De Soto from 1951 to 1957.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 55, Leavenworth, Kansas.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Richmond Community Museum through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.

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