Carole Stockmyer Peterson


Carole Stockmyer Peterson, 71, of Kincaid, KS, passed away Dec. 10, 2017. Visitation 2:00 pm Thur., Dec. 14, 2017 at Bruce Funeral home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111; Celebration of Life follows at 3:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs or Great Plains SPCA. Condolences may be left at

Carole was born March 24, 1946 in Gardner, KS to Robert Kirkland and Geraldine (Heien) Stockmyer. She grew up in Gardner where she graduated from Gardner High School in 1965. Carole married James W. Peterson on Jan. 29, 1994 in Osawatomie, KS. She and Jim lived many places and moved to Kincaid, KS one and one-half years ago. Carole had worked as a cashier at TrueValue Hardware and K-Mart in Olathe, KS and most recently as a cook at Newman’s Grocery in Warsaw, MO. She was a professional gardener and an avid animal lover. She had many pets which included her special dog, Antoinette, her chickens, other dogs and ducks. Carole liked to fish, especially at her home and at Lake of the Ozarks. She loved watching the stock car races at Wheatland, MO and enjoyed listening to Indian flute music. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Carole is survived by her husband, James, of the home; sons: Rick Smith, Parker, KS and Duane and wife Sally Smith, Gardner, KS; siblings: Joan and husband Jim Baird, Olathe, KS and Bob Stockmyer, Gardner, KS and Suzanne and husband Tom Weaver, San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren: Jessika, Kimberly and Eric; one great-grandchild and former husband, Ron Smith, Prairie City, OR.