Carol was born April 9, 1938 to Gaitha Berry and Emmett Needham in Alva, Oklahoma. She went home to be with her Heavenly Father on July 28, 2020. She passed at her home with her family by her side after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She attended Alva High School and graduated with the class of 1956. She was a branch manager for Sarah Coventry Jewelry for many years.
She then purchased Vic’s Etc. which was known for gifts for the home, Yankee Candles, bridal registries, flower arrangements, and the annual Christmas open house with themed trees.
She loved working outside keeping her flowers beautiful. She was a pet lover always taking in strays.
Carol loved her family with all her heart and was often a second mom to many of their friends. She was a strong, generous woman with a caring heart and a fighter to the very end.
Carol was an active member of Cherokee First Baptist Church and continued to view online when unable to attend.
Carol married Boyce Elmore on June 28, 1957. To this union three children were born: Laurie, Lecia, and LynnaBeth.
Carol is survived by her husband, Boyce, Cherokee; daughters, Laurie and Monte Pelter, Cherokee, Lecia and Riley Hager, Owasso, and LynnaBeth and Burton Means, Ponca City.
She is also survived by five grandsons; four great grandsons, and one great granddaughter: Matthew Pelter and Amanda Cseh, Oklahoma City, Michael and Ashley Pelter and their sons, Elisha, Micah, and Kohen, Shawnee, Brad and Katie Hager, Lenexa, Kansas, Dustin and Keli Means and their daughter, Kylee, Stillwater, and Andrew Means and Courtney Orr and son, Colter, Ponca City; nieces and nephew, Jennifer Vigil, Charlie Needham, Karen Jordan and Sara Werner.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Billy.
The service for Carol was at 1 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Cherokee First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Alva Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Cherokee. Viewing was from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., Friday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
Memorials may be given to the church through the funeral home.