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.