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Ficken, Carol Ann (Colucci)

Ficken, Carol Ann (Colucci)

March 25, 1947 — December 23, 2022

Carol Ann Ficken, 75, of the Kansas City Northland, passed away December 23, 2022, at NorthCare Hospice House with family at her side.

Carol was born March 25, 1947, the daughter of John and Charlotte (McCarty) Colucci.  She grew up in Levittown, New York, and moved with her family to Liberty, Missouri when she was a teenager.  She later graduated from Liberty High School.

Carol worked many years as a Paralegal, retiring from Gunn, Shank and Stover.  She had a passion for reading and enjoyed her book club friends, and also loved crossword puzzles.

Along with her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Ficken; son, Jeffrey O’Dell; brother, Robert Englin; and sister, Marilyn Barsness.

Carol leaves her sons, Brian O’Dell and Darin O’Dell (Denise); daughter-in-law, Michelle O’Dell; grandchildren, Keegan O’Dell, Tarryn O’Dell, Kamryn O’Dell, Blake O’Dell and Lucas O’Dell; and niece, Kerri Drake; as well as other family members and friends. Carol’s family, especially her grandchildren, were her world.  She cherished sleepovers at her home, holiday celebrations, and wanted to be a part of any special event or joy in their lives.

A memorial visitation celebrating Carol’s life will be held from 5-7 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO.

Memorial contributions are suggested in Carol’s name to the American Cancer Society ( or donations may be left at the funeral home.

Service Information

A memorial visitation celebrating Carol’s life will be held from 5-7 pm Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO.

Ficken, Carol Ann (Colucci)'s Guestbook

The hearts of all of the George Slaughters; Irene and George, Jennifer Slaughter Marshall, Bob and Julie Slaughter and David Slaughter, reach out to your family with so much love for you all. Our family and your family had so many happy times together and so many good memories. Your mother, and your dad, both hold special places in our hearts. Such good, kind people. Praying for peace to your hearts and wonderful memories you can hold onto that will sustain you forever.

Irene and George Slaughter

Words cannot express the loss I feel for this beautiful spunky determined woman, both inside and out! We first met when she, I, and her husband worked at Churchill Truck Lines! We became fast friends and I stood up with Bruce and Carol at their wedding! She was a very loving Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, and Friend! We experienced great times and challenging times together! I thank God for the time I was allowed to spend with her, especially at the end! I pray for her entire family at this heart breaking time!

Rosetta Caven

Carol and I met a Liberty high school, my husband and I stood up with her and Denny when they were married. We kept in touch throughout our lives. I am deeply saddened by her passing. She always called me “Dear”, I miss her very much. She was a valued lifelong friend, I am so sorry for your loss. I extend my deepest sympathies. Love you Carol, I miss you sweet friend. Rest in peace.

Leanne Frazier

Carol was a dear person. She was one of the first people to greet me, when I moved to Liberty. She was a kind sole. She will be missed, Strange the things one remembers that took place, some 60 years ago. Her family is in my prayers,

Dorothy Houston

She was a sweet lady and a great neighbor!!

Glenn Sisk

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