Carmen E. Medlin, age 81, of Sullivan, MO, passed away while in her favorite place, Marco Island, FL, while watching tennis with her husband, on January 19, 2019.
Carmen Erline was born on December 4, 1937 in Lamar, MO, the daughter of Earl and Thelma (Rose) Frogge. She attended and graduated from Lamar High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Gerald Medlin, on August 18, 1956. They established and successfully ran Ditch Witch in Sullivan until retiring in January 1989. Carmen was a member of Sullivan Christian Church and was very involved. She enjoyed meeting with The Ambassadors group and helping with various church activities. She loved to sing, travel, cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals and spend time with her family and friends.
In addition to her husband of 62 years, Carmen is survived by her three children: Cheri Cason of Green City, MO, Greg Medlin and wife, Beth, of Omaha, NB, and Grant Medlin and wife, Becke, of Bourbon, MO; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilmetta Jeffries of Lamar, MO, and Jeanette McColm and husband, Larry, of Kansas City, MO; one brother, Larry Frogge and wife, Marsha, of Mountain Home, AR; and three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Bishop and husband, Louis, of Rogers, AR, Zoe Caywood and husband, Charlie, of Hindsville, AR, and Pam Kaderly and husband, Rick, of Lamar, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Wayne Frogge.
“Some bright morning when this life is over I’ll fly away.”
A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Sullivan Christian Church, 912 MO-185, Sullivan, MO 63080, with Pastor John Blackmore officiating.
All arrangements were under the care of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan & Bourbon, MO.