Carmita May Black, age 97, Prescott, Kansas passed away Sunday, January 30, 2022. She was born in rural Prescott, Kansas on May 31, 1924 the daughter of Lawrence Albert and Mildred E. Thompson Odell. She graduated from Hume High School. Carmita was united in marriage to Kay Black on May 15, 1946 in Fort Scott, Kansas. Together they lived on the farm south of Prescott until 1999, when they moved into town. While on the farm they had a dairy herd for forty years. They sold the dairy cows and started a beef cow calf operation. She was a member of the Hume Baptist Church. Her and Kay enjoyed going to showdeos and saddle club. Carmita had a love for flowers. She was the matriarchal host of family gatherings. She had many specialties including fried chicken, angel food cake and special jello salad all being at the top of the list. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Kay, and a son in law, Darrel Beth. Carmita is survived by a daughter Sandra Beth, a son Ken Lee Black and wife Robin, and a brother in law Carl Black. She is also survived by grand, great grand, and great great grandchildren. The four grandchildren include: Shana Beth Emerson and Mike, Clifton Beth and Whitney, Kevin Black and Sara, and Kayla Black Wilkinson and Adam, 10 great grandchildren: Cali, Nick and Austin Emerson, Ella and Carter Beth, Nathan, Isaiah, Rebecca, and Abigail Black, Erica Wilkinson and one great great grandchild, Lincoln Emerson.
Funeral service will be at 2 pm Sunday, February 6, 2022 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Prescott Cemetery. Friends may visit from 1 pm until service time at the Pleasanton Chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Prescott Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.