Benita Kay Wollen, 78, Carbondale: Nov. 3, 1944 – Oct. 12, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Benita Kay Wollen, 78, Carbondale: Nov. 3, 1944 – Oct. 12, 2023

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Benita Kay (Adams) Wollen, 78, of Carbondale, Kan., passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, in the comfort of her own home with her loved ones by her bedside. She was born Nov. 3, 1944, in Hardtner, Kan., the daughter of Orville and Dora (Molz) Adams.

Benita was raised in Osawatomie, Kan., and was a 1962 graduate of Olathe High School, Olathe, Kan. She furthered her education earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

In her younger years she was a league bowler for more than 25 years. She had a passion for seeking out covered bridges, and loved dogs, cats, and most of all manatees.

Benita married Glen E. Wollen on Feb. 16, 1963. They recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.

Glen survives of the home. Other survivors include their daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” (Jeff) Smith, Harveyville, Kan.; granddaughter, Abigayle “Abbi” (Richard) Glotzbach, Alma, Kan.; grandson, John (Hayley) Smith, Harveyville; two great-grandsons, Alex Glotzbach and Eli Glen Glotzbach, both of Alma; brother, Stanton (Virginia) Adams and sister, Leah Smith, all of Osawatomie; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Dora Adams; and two sisters, Betty Clearwater and Zelores Partridge.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Community United Church of Christ, 104 S. Fourth St., Carbondale. A reception will follow at the church, ending at 3 p.m. A private burial of Benita’s urn will take place at Carbondale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Community United Church of Christ or Midland Care Hospice, sent in care of Midwest Cremation, 525 SE 37th St., Topeka, KS 66605.

One Response to Benita Kay Wollen, 78, Carbondale: Nov. 3, 1944 – Oct. 12, 2023

  1. Ron and Doris Hurd says:

    Dear Glen, Beth and Family ~
    There was never any doubt in our minds how very much she loved all of you!
    Benita was a good person with a heart of gold, a great friend and fun to run around with! Her interest of covered bridges and manatees prompted us to love them, too! Striking off in our convertible, she and I in the back seat with our hair blowing, Glen and Ron in the front chauffeuring us wherever we went! We experienced tons of laughter, hundreds of miles, interesting sites and restaurants together!
    Thanks for the memories!
    Ron and I will miss her along with you and her many friends!
    I know she is in peace now with no pain.
    Our Love to all,
    Doris and Ron

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