Carl Eugene Silvers

Funeral services for Carl Eugene Silvers, 80, Lone Star will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Washington Creek Cemetery, SW of Lawrence. He passed peacefully at his home Thursday, February 27, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

Carl was born September 26, 1933 in Lawrence, KS the son of Lorene (Hibner) Rothwell and Henry E. Silvers.

He served his country in the U.S. Army of the 1st Calvary Division during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant.

He worked at the Lawrence Paper Company and worked for various area construction companies out of Laborer’s Union Local 1290. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion – Dorsey-Liberty Post #14. Upon retirement Carl did volunteer work with the Church of the Brethren Disaster Response Team. He was a member of Stull United Methodist Church, Central United Methodist Church and Lone Star Church of the Brethren.

He married Peggy Jane Caruthers on April 14, 1957 in Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife; daughter Cathy, son, Steven Eugene and son Bradley J. and wife Renae; four grandchildren, Timothy Carl and wife Angela, Kathryn Leurenia, Bradley Jay Lee, Zachariah Joseph; three great grandchildren Emily Lynn, Ty Bradley and Luke Robert. Carl was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris Parker.

The family will greet friends prior to the service from 1 – 2 p.m. Monday, March 3rd at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in his name to the Lone Star Church of the Brethren, Visiting Nurses and Hospice or LMH Oncology Department and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

9 Condolences

  1. Sheila Ward on February 28, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Missing Uncle Carl – I will miss his calls to check in on me, spending time at family occasions, memories of anniversaries and holidays. I will miss our talks on politics, and memories of his childhood and growing up with my Mom. I look forward to seeing him again in heaven! Prayers to Aunt Peggy and family- Love you all!

  2. Adrian & Debbie Fishburn on February 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Peggy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good friend and neighbor to us. He will be missed. You are in our prayers.
    Adrian and Debbie

  3. Derek & Brenda Welsh on March 1, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Carl was a great man, and an icon in the Lone Star community. He will be missed. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Rick and Carol Grant on March 1, 2014 at 11:38 am

    To Peggy and family: Sorry for your loss. He was the type of man who once he met you he treated you as if he had known you his entire life. He will be greatly missed. Our thought and prayers are with you at this time of grief and loss.

  5. Roselie Bentley on March 1, 2014 at 11:51 am

    To the Silvers family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May peace be with your during this difficult time. God Bless, Roselie and Craig

  6. wayne & carol waisner on March 1, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Peggy & family…we are so sorry for your loss. We will remember Carl always as the most generous, warm, loving man he was. He always had time for a friendly word and a story…he had so many stories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days to come.

  7. Clint, Lars Leon & family on March 3, 2014 at 6:57 am

    For Peggy and family – our thoughts are with you. Carl was a great man – helping so many people directly through his volunteer efforts AND also in the way he lived his life. We have many fond memories of a great friend.

  8. Marty Olson on March 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

    My sympathies to the Silvers family for the loss of Carl. I know his passing will effect your daily lives, but know he will always be in your hearts. Peace.

  9. Judy & Ryan Pater on March 3, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Steve and family – our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. May the many happy memories of your Dad comfort you.

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