Sep 28, 1935---Sep 23, 2022

Carol A. Kostelac, 86, Shawnee, KS, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. The visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. with the Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Friday, September 30 at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 416 N. 14th St., Kansas City, KS. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Cathedral of St. Peter or to Catholic Community Hospice.

Carol was born September 28, 1935, in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of John and Jane (Bradley) Cahill. She attended the Cathedral Grade School and graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1953. Carol then attended Donnelly College where she met the love of her life, Jim Kostelac. They were united in marriage at the Cathedral in 1958 and were blessed with 3 children, Jim, John and Jane. Carol had been the Cathedral School secretary before starting a 30 year career as an administrative assistant in the Wyandotte County Probation Department. She was an avid bridge player playing with many groups of her friends. Most of all she was a devoted grandmother who attended all of her grandchildren's activities. Carol was preceded in death by her beloved Jim in 2006, her daughter-in-law Julie Bahr Kostelac in 2013, her son Jim, Jr., in 2016 and her sister Patricia Cahill in April of this year. She  is survived by 2 children, John Kostelac (Kim), Jane Leverich, (Bill), grandchildren, Nick Kostelac (Kayla), Jamie Kostelac (Lauren), Jillian Kostelac, Madison Kostelac, Jack Leverich, Ann Leverich, great grandchildren, Miles, Marley, Zander, Zaiden, 2 sisters Marietta Palmisano, Sue Grosko (Dave), several grand dogs who she dearly loved and numerous nieces and nephews. Carol's family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale at Rosehill and to Catholic Community Hospice for the care and love shown to her over these last few months.



Condolences

Sep 25 ,2022

I grew up on 16th across from the Kostelacs. She was a wonderful lady. John and Jane, my sympathy.

Patti Elliot Sep 25 ,2022

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

My heart hurt but I know Carol is at peace she will always have a place in my heart and I am so glad I got to be with her and I thank the family for allowing me to spend time with them when they were sad and hurting . Fly high my sweet friend and I will love you always. Patti

Patrice Ludwig Sep 27 ,2022

friend of the family ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Carol was a fun, vibrant person who loved her family with all of her heart. I will always cherish our many conversations, usually surrounding her much-beloved granddaughter Maddie, whom I had the privilege of teaching. Carol wasn't afraid to "call 'em as she saw 'em," and I found that so refreshing. I know she will continue to direct traffic from above. She was greeted by many she loved. Sending my sincere sympathy and continued prayers for the entire family.

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Cathedral of St. Peter
Address:
416 North 14th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Sep 30 ,2022
Time:
12:30 PM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Cathedral of St. Peter
Address:
416 North 14th Street
City:
Kansas City
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66102
Date:
Sep 30 ,2022
Time:
2:00 PM
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