Born July 2, 1923 in LaCrosse, KS, she was the daughter of David Nelson Sankey and Esther (Searl) Sankey.
After graduating high school in LaCrosse, she attended Grace Hospital Nursing School in Hutchinson. Genola joined the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1943, was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the Army Nurse Corp and served at O’ Reilly General Army Hospital in Springfield, MO. She worked as a flight attendant for TWA in 1946 and was an instructor at the Grace Hospital Nursing School until 1950.
She married Harry McCarter in Hutchinson on February 1, 1950.
They moved to Great Bend in 1954. She was the proprietor of the Country Home Kennels of Great Bend for more than 30 years and was active in many social and business organizations. She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church.
Survivors: son, Ken (Loretta) McCarter, Lathrop, MO; son-in-law, Gerald Eberley, Siloam Springs AR, seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry in 2010; brother, Wayne Sankey, daughter, Melinda Eberley, grandson, Jeffrey Eberley and great- granddaughter Deseree Eberley.
Services: 2:00 PM, Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO. Visitation: 1-2PM, prior to the service. Burial will be held at later date at LaCrosse cemetery in LaCrosse, KS. Memorials are suggested to the Comfort Care Hospice of Cameron, MO or to the Salvation Army. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.
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