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Carol Joyce Jamke

Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home



Carol Joyce Jamke , 83, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the Meritus Medical Center.

Born Thursday, November 24, 1938 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late James Kloiber and the late Geraldine (Kane) Kloiber.

Carol graduated from Seton High School in Baltimore, MD in 1957 and married the love of her life, Pete, in 1962.  Carol was very involved in all of her children's sporting events and activities (even when they were hoping she wouldn't be with her loud and enthusiastic cheering). Carol was an avid sports enthusiast and loved following her Baltimore teams to the point that she cursed Bob Irsay for taking her beloved Colts until the day she died. Carol enjoyed traveling the world, especially with her brother Joe and sister-in-law Diane. Carol had a such a big heart for all children and welcomed any and all those who needed her into her home and treated them like they were own. Carol lived for and was especially proud of her children and grandchildren and devoted every ounce of her being to them.  She fondly called her children her "ducklings" and nothing was more important to her than keeping her flock together and imparting a strong sense of familial devotion in all of them.  She lived life to the fullest and was a unique individual "piece of work" and loved by all. 

She is survived by the love of her life and best friend, husband of 60 years Peter Joseph Jamke; two daughters, Alecia Anne Knupp and husband David of Fishing Creek, MD, Brooke Leslie Lawes and husband Mike of Frederick, MD; two sons, Curt Steven  Jamke and wife Ying of Hagerstown, MD, Chris Michael Jamke and wife Ann of Edmond, OK; sister, Geraldine Fekula of Nuevo, CA; brother, Joe Kloiber of Charlotte, NC; eleven grandchildren, Christopher Knupp, Peter Jamke, Joe Jamke, Robbie Jamke, Will Jamke, Luke Jamke, Connor Knupp, Benjamin Lawes, Colin Lawes, Sophia Jamke and Alyssa Jamke; great- grandchild, Jack Stolkovich.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Kloiber.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Mid Atlantic 6555 Rock Spring Drive #280, Bethesda, MD 20816

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

I am so, so grateful to have had Aunt Carol in my life! To say that she left a lasting legacy of humor and the ability to entertain is such an understatement. To me, it was her love and support that meant the most. I will always love you more Aunt Carol!

Carol Kelleher
Cranberry Township, PA

Rest in peace aunt Carol we love you.

Michael Fekula
Nuevo, Ca.

Losing someone we love is one of the hardest things we have to go through in life, more so when it’s someone as iconic as Carol was. Although I never met her, reading her obituary makes it clear on how amazing Carol was. How lucky for you to have had her for 83 unforgettable and wonderful years! Our deepest condolences to Pete, all of Carol’s “ducklings”, and the rest of her “flock”. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! And if I may, on behalf of Carol; “DAMN YOU, BOB IRSAY”.

Norland & Mara Santander
Kansas City, MO

I grew up hearing stories from my Grandmother Geraldine Fekula, about how funny Great Aunt Carol was. She loved sharing the funny/raunchy cards that Carol would send to her, and she was always on the lookout for a good one to send in return. It was thanks to Carol that I learned my eternally polite Grandmother, also enjoyed crude jokes. But not too crude of course. When I finally had the chance to meet Carol for the first time in 2004, to say that I was looking forward to it would be an understatement. She did not disappoint. Although I only had the privilege to meet Carol a few times, she still managed to leave a mark that will be with me for the rest of my life. When I think of her, I just can’t help but smile. What a wonderful legacy that is to leave behind. She was a truly special person and I am so thankful to have known her.

Joe Fekula
Nuevo , California

What a Perfectly fitting obituary for such a larger than life woman that that I remember so vividly in my childhood. She will always hold a special place and I send prayers and love to her husband and children.

Melissa Ridgely
Cooksville, MD

We are heartbroken to learn of Carol's passing. We never got to see her as much as we would have liked. If you ever met her, you loved her. She was truly one-of-a kind. May you all have comfort and strength from the wonderful memories she's left with us. Sending love and hugs to all, especially to Pete.

Bernadette and Eddie Gesser
Deal Island, MD

Alecia, I am So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful legacy your mother has left behind. Hold those memories close and know that you are in my prayers. Sherry

Sherry Welsh
Cross Junction, VA

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Carol as my neighbor for years, but also as second mom, always offering her opinion, knowledge and support.

Michele Keller
Bunker Hill , West Virginia

Our hearts and prayers of His comfort to you and your family in your loss.

Denny Williams
Broken Arrow, OK

Some of the joys of coaching is having people like Mrs. Jamke come into your life. I always enjoyed my with her as she left EVERYTHING on the court …. Or should I say the stands. That passion was still there when I saw her 30 years later. Everyone is in my prayers. Mr. Jamke, not everyone gets to be the love of someone’s life. You are luck to be one of them. Bless you all. Mike

Michael Hart
Coppell, Texas

To Chris and all of Carol’s family, you have my deepest sympathy. I adored Mrs Jamke. (I don’t think I ever called her Carol. ) I always felt we had an advantage even at away games with her and Pete up in the stands cheering us on. She was a presence and I was glad she was on our side. Mrs Jamke always had our backs, good times and bad, on and off the basketball court. She opened up her heart and home and made me feel I that I was part of the family. She will be sadly missed. Thank you Mrs. Jamke

Steven Brody
Shamong, NJ

Carol was an amazing person. Her huge heart was eclipsed only by her sense of humor. Her devotion to her family and love for all her friends made a permanent mark on our hearts and souls. She made this world a better place, and her spirit will live on through her children and grandchildren. Our hearts go out to Pete and the entire family. ❤️

Michelle Lamon and Terry Coleman
Carolina Shores, North Carolina

I am sorry for your loss. Carol was an amazing person. I loved her zest for life. She always made me smile. My prayers are with you

Teresa Kincaid
Martinsburg, Wv

I thought I was loud until I met Carol,she was a bundle of laughs. Rest In Peace.

Dorothy Gray
Woodbine , Maryland

I just really got to know Carol within the past few years by becoming close friends with Brooke Lawes. She always treated me kindly mostly encouraging the importance of good friends. It was never hard for me to figure out where she stood on certain issues! RIP Carol.

Jamie Linebaugh
Ocean City, MD

Christopher Lewis
Martinsburg , WV

Chris Jamke and family, please accept my condolences and I pray the Lord give you peace and comfort to get through this difficult time. I know you will treasure her wonderful memories in your hearts forever!

Kyle Lambert
Brunswick, GA

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