Carol Lynn Hires

Carol Lynn Hires, 66, Ozawkie, died Jan. 12, 2011, at her home.

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 and Northwestern University. She earned a B.S. degree in social sciences from the University of Binghamton, N.Y.

She had lived in Ozawkie 12 years after moving from Apalachin, N.Y. She had worked as a dental hygienist, a caseworker for the New York Division of Youth and a family mediator for the state of New York.

She was a member of the Ozawkie Way of The Cross United Methodist Church. She was a long-time volunteer and member of the Friends of the Oskaloosa Public Library.

She married Albert P. Hires Oct. 11, 1969, in Abilene. He survives at the home.

Other survivors include her mother, Marjorie Olson, Abilene; daughter, Kimberly Smith, Copper Hill, Va.; brother, Gary Olson, DVM, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Olson.

Services were held Jan. 16 at Ozawkie Way of The Cross United Methodist Church. She was cremated. Inurnment will be at a later date at Copper Hill Cemetery, Copper Hill, Va.

Memorials can be made to the Ozawkie church, Friends of Oskaloosa Public Library or the Jefferson County Humane Society and sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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