OBITUARY: Carole Malin

Harvey County Now

NEWTON—Carole Malin, 76, passed away peacefully at her home in Newton on Sept. 20, 2022.

She grew up in Wichita and came to Newton right after her marriage to Ralph John Malin on June 18, 1965. They met while students at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.

She graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in business administration, with an emphasis in accounting in 1967. She was employed at the Beren Corp. and at Energy Exploration as a staff accountant. She was also business manager at the Kansas Christian Home, Newton.

She was a longtime member of Trinity Heights United Methodist, where she was in the church choir, chaired the church music committee, and was bell choir director. She was in numerous musicals at the Newton Summer Theater, including “Oklahoma,” “South Pacific” and “The Music Man.” Vocal and instrumental music were among Carole’s life-long passions.

In 1990, Carole received a kidney transplant, and her loving husband Ralph was her donor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alan and Helen Lee; her husband, Ralph Mason Malin in May 2022; and her son, Bryan James Malin in April 2014.

She is survived by her son, Brenton John Malin, his wife Jessie Beckett-McWalter, and their sons Mason and Graham (PA). She is also survived by her daughter-in-law and caregiver June Malin (KS); her brother Jim Lee, his wife Becky Lee (CT), their daughter Jennifer Sohn Lee and husband Peter Grzesik (WA), and their daughter Kathryn Elizabeth Genest and husband Erik Genest (CT).

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the funeral home.

Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Trinity Heights United Methodist Church in Newton. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. The family will also host a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the church. All are welcome to attend either or both services.

A memorial has been established with the American Kidney Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton, Kansas.

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