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Carrie Ryan Dealy

November 27, 2013

Carrie Ryan Dealy, 35, went home to our Lord on Wednesday afternoon, November 27, surrounded by her family.  Born in El Dorado, KS on March 9, 1978, Carrie was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome at an early age.  She graduated from Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City at age 18. After her high school graduation, she lived in Miami, Florida.  When she moved with her family to Alaska in the summer of 1999, she worked as a paraprofessional and teacher’s aide.  When she returned to Oklahoma City in 2002, she began what would become the work she loved most in her life, starting as a part-time seasonal employee at Wal-Mart. Carrie was promoted to door greeter, a job she transferred from Oklahoma City to Newton, Kansas, in 2005. Within the last year, Carrie was promoted to Apparel Associate. While working at the Newton Wal-Mart, Carrie was recognized for her eleven years of dedication to the company and received other honors and awards for her hard work and contributions there.


Carrie was a daughter, granddaughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, co-worker and friend. She is survived by her mother, Debbie Miller-Dealy and stepdad, Jim LaCoste; by her grandparents, Don and Nova Miller; by her sisters, Carle Brocksmith (Kerwin), Casey Billingsley (Justin), Courtney Dealy (Mollie Sultenfuss), and by her nieces Maisy and Annie Brocksmith and Maya Sultenfuss.  Carrie is also survived by her stepmom, Lola Greene, her uncle and aunt, Steve and Debbie Miller, and her cousins, their spouses and children: Kody Miller (Angela and their sons), Kendra Streeter (Brett and their children), and Braden Miller. She is preceded in death by her niece, Brittany Nicole Dealy and her brother, Roland LaCoste.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 4th, from 5-9 pm with family present from 6-7:30 at Petersen Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be Thursday, December 5th at 2 pm at First Christian Church in Newton, Kansas with graveside immediately following at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made in Carrie’s name to The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and their research campaign, “Still Hungry for a Cure,” at pwsausa.org.

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4 thoughts on “Carrie Ryan Dealy

  1. Sorry to hear of Carrie’s passing. She was a very sweet lady that was always nice and friendly with my babies. We will miss seeing her on our trips to Wal-Mart. Carrie and her family are in our thoughts.

  2. So sorry to hear about your loss.
    Carrie walked by our house on her way to work. We got to know her after offering her rides on a few bad weather days. She was so nice and easy to visit with.
    Always enjoyed seeing her smiling face when we went to Wal-Mart, which was quite often. We will really miss her, but God has gained a beautiful angel.

  3. Carrie, You were always my sweet sister and I will love you forever. You were the best aunt my girls could ever hope for. God bless you and keep you until we are together again.
    Thank you to all for your kind words and thoughts about my sister. With love,

  4. Her presence is missed! Loved how her face lit up when saw my little ones, they loved getting to say hi to Carrie when we made our trips to Wal-Mart.

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