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Martha Shanklin

August 11, 1941 — December 26, 2020

Lenexa, Kansas

Martha Carol Daley Shanklin passed away on December 26, 2020 at the age of 79.

Carol was born Aug. 11, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Charles Carroll Daley and Martha Chester Adams Daley. Carol graduated from the University of Tennessee where she met the love of her life Sam Shanklin. Sam and Carol were married Dec. 28, 1963 and would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this year. Carol exemplified her passion for serving those in need by co-founding the non-profit organization Christian Care Outreach. Serving as president of CCO for more than 20 years, Carol’s efforts fed and clothed thousands of Kansas City residents. Carol will be remembered for her faith, organizational skills and love of family (especially her grandkids!). She was an active long-time member of the Overland Park Church of Christ. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Carol is survived by her husband Samuel Shanklin, daughters Beth Shanklin of Lenexa, Kansas, Trish Pfanstiel and husband Eric of Overland Park, Kansas, son Robert Shanklin and wife Angie of Lenexa, Kansas, and grandchildren CJ Pfanstiel, Abigail Shanklin, Grace Pfanstiel, Grant Shanklin and Anna Shanklin.

The family will be having a private family service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christian Family Services or the Deaf Ministry at the Overland Park Church of Christ.

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