Memorial services will be held at 4:00pm, Saturday, November 5, 2016 at
the Heritage Park Golf Course Clubhouse in Olathe, Kansas.
Carl Eugene Seaton, 84, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed away October 28, 2016.
He was born February 24, 1932 in Lyons, Kansas to Walter and Dorothy Seaton.
He married his high school sweetheart, Verna Lee Bast, on November 2, 1951
and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War. After his return,
he and Vernie began raising their family of three daughters in Hutchinson, KS.
With his sights set on owning his own business someday, he chose a career
in the trucking industry. Working first at Rock Island Freight, he was
able to realize his dream when he purchased Ottawa Transfer & Storage
in 1962. He relocated his business from Ottawa to Olathe, KS in 1969 and
became an agent for United Van Lines, eventually serving on the Board
of Directors for ten years.
Carl was very active in civic activities, including Rotary, Toastmasters,
Jaycees, The Boy Scouts of America, Heart to Heart International, United
Way, Salvation Army, and the Olathe Medical Center. He was named Olathe
Citizen of the Year in 1985. Carl and Vernie were named Corporate Citizens
of the Year in 1992.
They enjoyed social activities with their friends at the First United Methodist
Church. He sang tenor in a Barbershop Quartet and church choir. He loved
traveling and treasured his experiences on multiple trips to Jerusalem.
Together their leisure time was spent taking drives in the country, reading,
and camping by lakes. Octoberfests every fall were a favorite pastime.
They attended many walking events sponsored by VolksMarch, and Carl walked
1500 miles in over ten states. For a time, they enjoyed trips in their
RV with their dog, Daisy.
He retired in 2009 and lived at University Village Retirement Community
in Tulsa, OK where he made numerous friends and shared his slides and
stories of Israel. He and his best friend, Lois Meyer, enjoyed many hours
of sharing over books and Scripture. Carl traveled to visit his extended
family as often as he could.
He is preceded in death by wife, Verna Lee Bast Seaton, son-in-law, Randy
Dillon, great granddaughter, Lilo Dillon. Brothers-in-law, Howard Marshall
and Gary Crawford.
Carl is survived by his daughters and families:
Julie and Kenneth Miller, Benjamin Miller (Yulie Urano), Ana Miller (Steve Cudeck).
Marla Dillon, Jessie and Jen Dillon, Mikayla, Tyler; Lonnie and Christina
Dillon, Courtney, Trenton, Kaden, Anmarie; Steve and Miranda Dillon, Leighton, Abram.
Lori and Allen Thrasher, Matt and Melissa Thrasher, Lucas, Addie; Kelly
and Chad Mazurek, Cameron, Hailey.
Brothers and sisters-in-law: Leon and Roberta Seaton, Norman and Sharon
Seaton; sisters: Marge Marshall, Pat Crawford; numerous neices and nephews;
special friend, Lois Meyer.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to:
Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City, 6701 West 64th
Street #120, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66202.
Heart of America Cystic Fibrosis, 6950 Squibb Road, Suite 310, Mission,
Heart-to-Heart International, 13250 West 98th Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215.