Carolyn R. Biel was born Oct. 2, 1931 in Concordia, the only child of Harry and Lois Davies.

She attended Kansas State University and studied in the school of medical technology. There she met Warren Biel and they were married on June 27, 1954. Left behind to celebrate her life are her husband, Warren; their children, Kent and Kim, along with Kent's wife, Lori, and her sons, John and Jared Ahrens and John's wife, Leighanne, and their children, Gavin and Macyn all from Topeka.

Kim's family includes husband, Dave Brown from Rose Hill, and their children, Eric Brown of Virginia Beach, Va., and Staci Hunt and her husband, Willie, and son Skyler of Wichita.

Carolyn lost her battle with cancer on Feb. 10, 2013 at 12:50 p.m at her home. Warren and Kim were present at her passing. We have not lost Carolyn, even in death. She continues to participate in everything we do, every thought and decision we make. Her love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared her love.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West in Wichita, is in charge of the arrangements. Tributes may be sent to the family via