Joyce C. Carlton

Friday, September 23, 2022

Joyce C. Carlton

June 11, 1951 - Sept. 20, 2022

OBERLIN, Kan. Joyce C. Carlton, 71, died Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2022), at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan.

She was born June 11, 1951, in Oberlin to William Herbert and Nelda L. (Rhodes) Vaughn. She married Steve C. Carlton on July 11, 1970, in Dresden, Kan. She owned the Frontier Restaurant for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nelda; and sister, Wilma Keith.

Survivors include her husband, Steve of Oberlin; children, Brad Carlton of Lincoln, Neb., Scott Carlton and Melissa Carlton, both of Oberlin; siblings, Gloria McKenna of Colby, Kan. and Gary (Judy) Vaughn of Henderson, Colo.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation is today, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, until 7 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with family present.

Graveside services are Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, 11 a.m., at the Oberlin Cemetery.

Memorials can be given in her name and sent to Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N Penn Ave., Oberlin, KS 67749. Online condolences can be left at

Pauls Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.