Karol A. Kahrs
February 12, 1940 - November 1, 2020
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Karol Anne Kahrs, age 80, passed away at Westminster Village Health Center in West Lafayette, Indiana on November 1, 2020. Karol was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 12, 1940 to D. Fred and Betty P. Kahrs.  She was the youngest of two children with one older sister, the late Dorothy K. Williams (Dallas Williams,…

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Jennifer Wisnew left a message on November 14, 2020:
Karol had such a generous heart! I loved how her quick wit could turn a serious talk into something to make us smile. Reading through these remembrances helps me learn even more about how complex and amazing she really was. She loved Coco & he adored her right back. We talk about her daily. Some might think that this is strange...having a conversation with a dog, but she wouldn’t. She will always be remembered fondly & kept close in our hearts!
Richard Quinnelly left a message on November 12, 2020:
I am honored that we were friends. God Bless you K.A.
Jill Blanck left a message on November 10, 2020:
I had the privilege of being Karol’s first secretary. I was with her as she began her career as the Women’s Athletic Director at the University of Illinois in July 1974. She was such an enthusiast for women’s athletics and the University of Illinois. We have stayed in touch for many years. Such a caring, kind and driven women who truly has left her mark. I have many memories to treasure of the four years we worked together. Rest in Peace Karol!
Carole Deddy left a message on November 10, 2020:
Dear Janet, So sorry to learn about Karol....I wish we had been able to get Karol on the river to use her University rod.
Bill Darby left a message on November 9, 2020:
A wonderful lady. All that had the privilege of knowing her are certainly going to miss her. She was one of the really good souls on this Earth
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Vanessa Sowders left a message on November 8, 2020:
Such a kind lady. We connected immediately. Prayers to the family.
Tiel Absher left a message on November 8, 2020:
So sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort in peace for you and your family. 🙏😢
Karla Atkinson left a message on November 7, 2020:
Karol was a real "pioneer" for women's rights. She (and Janet) were my gracious neighbors here in Brevard, North Carolina. Their financial firm was very well respected. Karol's leadership on the Deerlake Board of Directors was greatly appreciated. It was my good fortune to have met them both and enjoy conversations with them. Karla Atkinson Deerlake Village
Daryl Williams left a message on November 6, 2020:
My aunt. Karol Kahrs, was an especially amazing woman. She had stellar career, influencing and helping some many others achieve their goals and dreams. She has touched so many. She will be deeply missed by so many.I am very proud and privileged to be her nephew. While there were miles between us over our lives, she has always been very, very close. We spoke with each other whenever possible and our careers permitted. She was most influential in my life and I always looked up to her. She also had an amazing circle of friends and associates. i wish that I could meet them all. I will miss you so much, and cherish the memories and time that we shared.
Brandi Groth (Williams) left a message on November 6, 2020:
To my great aunt Karol Ann, you were an amazing lady, and a huge pioneer of womena sports. I remeber spending a week or two one summer with you, along with my family in Illinois, visiting the University of Illinois, and seeing your amazing work. You left a lasting impression on my life that I will cherish and share with others. I hope you are golfing on the most amazing golf course up in Heaven, please give my grandma, your sister a hug for me. You will truly be missed!
Dallas Williams left a message on November 6, 2020:
My beautiful Aunt, your where a trailblazer. You touched so many lives, including mine. You will be missed by so many. I will always cherish my memories of spending time with you during many summers. I love you so much.
mark trotter left a message on November 5, 2020:
Dr Kahrs was a cool lady who was always up for a good laugh at the golf course and great words of encouragement!! U of I was a much better place with her leadership RIP Mark Trotter DOG
Janet Keefe left a message on November 5, 2020:
Janet, I read Karol's obit in the paper. She was an accomplished person who achieved so much and I know that you will miss her. Know that your friends are here for you. Hugs and Prayers.
Karen Weaver left a message on November 4, 2020:
Karol was a giant and a pioneer in Big Ten Athletics and in NACWAA. She mentored my and so many others. I'm so glad she had a chance to enjoy retirement in NC. Rest in Peace.
Merrily Dean Baker left a message on November 4, 2020:
Soar with the eagles, my friend! We were blessed to know you as a cherished friend, a valued colleague, and a respected leader in our shared profession...but, especially, during fun times on the golf course, at the blackjack table, and around a large table enjoying great conversations with old friends, while sharing a good steak dinner and a bottle of good wine! You lived your life well...and left a legacy that will be long remembered...and thoughts of you will always bring lots of smiles. To your family, condolences on your loss...and thank you for sharing Karol with us all! Fondly, Merrily Dean Baker
Merrily Dean Baker left a message on November 4, 2020:
Soar with the eagles, my friend! We were blessed to know you as a cherished friend, a valued colleague, and a respected leader in our shared profession...but, especially, during fun times on the golf course, at the blackjack table, and around a large table enjoying great conversations with old friends, while sharing a good steak dinner and a bottle of good wine! You lived your life well...and left a legacy that will be long remembered...and thoughts of you will always bring lots of smiles. To your family, condolences on your loss...and thank you for sharing Karol with us all! Fondly, Merrily Dean Baker
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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