Carol Lynn McFadden, 53, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on May 10, 1967, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Gregory and Beverly Ann (Hunn) Miller. At a young age, Carol’s father passed away and her family moved to Greensburg, Kansas, where she attended school. During this time her mother remarried Gale Juel and she was adopted by Gale.
Following high school, Carol worked for her mother at Bev’s Pizza and Pasta Restaurant. She was united in marriage to Murray McFadden on May 7, 1988, in Mullinville, Kansas. To this union the couple were blessed with three children: Cody, Ryan and Tawny. The family moved to Lexington, Nebraska in 1998. Although their marriage would later end, they remained very close. Carol would spend the next seventeen years as manager at the Fill-N-Chill in Lexington. She then went on to be the office manager for her son, Ryan at McFadden Automotive.
While living in Lexington, Carol reconnected with an old friend from school and found love again with Tim Brozek. After years of traveling back and forth from Kansas, Tim bought a house in Overton, Nebraska, where they just recently resided.
Carol was a homemaker, she enjoyed cooking for her family, baking cookies with her grand baby's, and was the best hostess. She loved listening to music, attending concerts and an occasional Jager Bomb. She stayed active fishing and snow skiing with the boys, shopping with the girls and just having a Girls Day getting pampered. Carol was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and collected a variety of things which included, Pepsi, Wizard of Oz and bears. Carol always put her kids and grandkids first and always loved attending the kids events.
In 2019, her son Cody lost his wife unexpectedly and Carol dropped everything. She moved in with her son and grandchildren. She was so supportive and did everything she could. She was a true hero. For those who knew Carol, can attest to the love she had for her family. Family meant the world to her. She has left a tremendous legacy of love.
She leaves to celebrate her life; her children, Cody McFadden(Khelsey Rubenthaler) Ryan (Julie) McFadden and Tawny McFadden, all of Lexington; Soulmate Tim Brozek, of Overton; ex-husband, Murray McFadden of Lexington; eight grandchildren, Michael McFadden, Avah Rubenthaler, Aydrien Ramirez, Natalie McFadden, Sophie McFadden, Noah, Isaac and Sean Galvan; step-parents, Gale (Rhonda) Juel of Mullinville, Kansas; siblings, Teresa Jones of Grand Island, Leah Brown Koehn of Dodge City, Kansas and Justin (Cathryn “Kat”) Juel of Dodge City, Kansas; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Carol was preceded in death by her grandparents “Grandma Hunn an BoBo”, her parents, Gregory and Beverly; step-dad, Kenny Brown; daughter-in-law, Ashlea McFadden; brother-in-law, Nolan Koehn and nephew, Jeremy Jones.
A Celebration Of Life Service will be on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn, officiating. The service will be livestreamed via the First United Methodist Church website.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Interment will be at Robb Cemetery, south of Lexington.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefunerahome.com