April 14, 1953- Jan. 25, 2007
McDONALD, Kan. -- Carol Ann Sramek, 54, died Thursday (Jan. 25, 2007) at her home in McDonald.
She was born at Lawrence, Kan., on April 14,1953, to John B. "Jack" and Virginia (Covington) Stewart. The family moved to Nitro, W. Va., in 1958. They lived there until 1969, when they returned to Kansas.
She graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1971. In January of 1975, she graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After substitute teaching in the Lawrence area for a year, she took a job with the Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas working at the Children's Services office in Colby.
On Feb. 12, 1977, she married Mike Sramek at St. John's Catholic Church. They made their home on the south side of the Burk-Sramek farmstead.
She was a member of the St. John's Church. She was the religious education coordinator for many years and a religion teacher. She served in the St. John's Altar Society and was in the church choir and a cantor.
She was preceded in death by her father, John B. "Jack" Stewart.
Survivors include her husband, Mike; sons, Will and wife, Carolyne of Garden City, Kan. and Andy, of McDonald, Kan.; daughter, Cassie Oehmke and husband, Jason, of Lynn, Kan. and daughter, Megan Sramek, of McDonald, Kan.; mother, Virginia Stewart, of Kansas City, Kan.; sister, Pam Wettermen and husband, Bill, Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Jay Stewart and wife, April, of Charlotte, NC., and Steve Stewart of Kansas City, Kan.; mother-in-law, Bernita Beesley, of Quinter, Kan., sisters-in-law, Sharon Schreiner and husband, Gene of Overland Park, Kan., and Debby Henderson and husband, Dave, of Salem, NM; four grandchildren; 11 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends,
A concelebrated Mass of Christian burial was today at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in rural Atwood, with the Revs. Galen Long, Damian Richards, Sean Redmond and Joseph Bahr officiating. Interment was in the St. John Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name and left at the funeral home.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.