Born January 26, 1961, in Anchorage, Alaska, Carolyn was the daughter of Orbie Harold Ballenger Sr. and Jane Edith Beamesterfer.
Surviving are her children, Jackie Brumbaugh, of Canton, Missouri, Terrieann Brumbaugh, of Warsaw, Illinois, and Cassie Adkins of Kirksville, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Ryan Easley of Edina, Missouri, Madison Easley of Baring, Missouri, Astasha, Shawna, Selena, Micala, Terran, Casey and Crixis; siblings, Orbie Ballenger, Jr. of Lexington, Missouri, Edith McMullin of Marthasville, Missouri, and Eva McMullin of St Peters, Missouri. She also leaves behind a special friend, Dave Blevens.
CJ loved watching the Kansas City Chiefs and Dale Earnhardt Jr. She was all about family and always wanted the best for everyone.
Preceding her in death were both of her parents, Orbie Harold Ballenger Sr, Jane Edith Beamesterfer; a daughter, Mary Jane Cartwright, and her Aunt Elaine Sause.
Cremation rites were by Heartland Cremation and Burial Society in Columbia Missouri. Memorial services were held Friday, July 10, 2015, in Marshall, Missouri at 1:30 at Campbell Lewis Funeral Home.