Class of 1923

1923 PeromaCarol Smith
Carol Smith

“A quiet tongue shows a wise head.”

Carol Lavina (Smith) Ealy

July 30, 1905 – January 20, 1991

Carol S. Ealy, 85, 2121 Meadowlark Road, Manhattan, Kansas, died Jan. 20 at her Meadowlark residence following an extended illness.

She was born July 30, 1905, in Perry, Oklahoma, to Josiah and Jessie (Watts) Smith. She graduated from Perry High School in 1923 and attended Oklahoma A. & M.

In 1925 she began her teaching career at Freemont, Noble County rural school, and continued teaching at both Perry and Stillwater Public Schools.

She and Robert P. Ealy were married on May 29, 1939. They spent their early married life in Stillwater, Oklahoma, before moving to Manhattan, KS, in 1961.

Mrs. Ealy was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Manhattan.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Ealy, of the home; and three brothers, Brace Smith, Perry, Okla., Argus Smith, Lawton, Okla., and Forest Smith, Stillwater, Okla.

Funeral services are 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Al Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be at Sunrise Cemetery. A memorial has been established for either the First Presbyterian Church Deacon’s Fund or the Manhattan Hospice Association.