Carolyn D. Cashman, 70, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at Hospice House, Hutchinson, KS.
Carolyn was born November 22, 1949 in Hutchinson, KS, the daughter of Paul N. and Helen D. (Bennett) Barnes. She was a graduate of Hutchinson High School and Fort Hays State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She taught kindergarten in Hutchinson for several years, then moved to Concordia where she opened up her own day care, she also worked as a case worker for Pawnee Mental Health Services, Flower Gallery and Palmquist Pharmacy before retiring and moving back to Hutchinson where she loved to volunteer for anything needed in Reno County including taking tickets for the Kansas State Fair.
Carolyn loved sports, especially the Hutchinson Blue Dragons and the Kansas City Chiefs. She was very creative and loved to make crafts for her children and teach her grandchildren to make them also. She was a very caring and family-oriented mother; however, she did raise her children with a stern loving hand. Carolyn’s favorite hobby was going to the Goodwill and Salvation Army, anytime her children came home to visit, that was the first thing to do on her list. Her hobby of going the Goodwill and Salvation Army continued with her grandchildren and making sure she took them to go find treasures with her.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Carolyn is survived by a daughter, Melissa (Kara) Poe of Hutchinson; triplet sons, Matthew Nevins of Concordia, James (Sally) Nevins of Salina, Mark (Melinda) Nevins of Hoxie; a sister Linda (Gary) Hohf of Michigan, a brother Leland (Nancy) Barnes of Hutchinson and twelve grandchildren.
A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Hutchinson Funeral Chapel, 300 E. 30th Ave., Hutchinson, KS, with Pastor Tim Carey officiating. There will not be a public visitation as cremation was chosen. Memorials may be given to Carolyn D. Cashman Memorial Fund and sent in care of the funeral chapel.