Carol Lynn Hires 1944 - 2011 Ozawkie

Paid family tribute

Carol Lynn Hires, 66, Ozawkie, KS., died Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at her home in Ozawkie. She was born Sept. 27, 1944, at Tinker Field Air Force Base, Okla., the daughter of Kenneth Dell and Marjorie F. Spiller Olson. She was a 1962 graduate of Abilene High School and attended Kansas State University as well as Northwestern University. She earned a B.S. degree in Social Sciences from the University of Binghamton in New York. She had lived in Ozawkie 12 years after moving from Apalachin, N.Y. Carol had worked as a dental hygienist and as a caseworker for the New York Division of Youth and as a family mediator for the state of New York. She was a member of the Ozawkie Way of The Cross United Methodist Church and was a longtime volunteer and member of the Friends of the Oskaloosa Public Library.
Carol was married to Albert P. Hires on Oct. 11, 1969 at Abilene; he survives at the home in Ozawkie. She is also survived by her mother, Marjorie F. Olson, Abilene; one daughter, Kimberly (Dan) Smith, Copper Hill, Va.; one brother, Gary D. Olson, DVM, Lawrence; and two grandchildren, Abby Rose Smith and Tegen Daniel Smith, both of Copper Hill, Va. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Olson.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Ozawkie Way of The Cross United Methodist Church. Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be at a later date at Copper Hill Cemetery, Copper Hill, Va. Memorials may be made to Ozawkie United Methodist Church, Friends of Oskaloosa Public Library or to the Jefferson County Humane Society, in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066. Carol’s family would like to acknowledge and give a special Thank You to Dr. Jay Farr, DC, for giving her hope and comfort and to Heidi Hawk of Jefferson County Hospice for her special way of care for Carol and their family. Online condolences may be made at

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