Carol Lea Hoaglan


Carol Lea Hoaglan, age 75 of Kansas City, MO formerly of Gardner, KS, passed away in the early morning hours of August 13, 2016 at her home.

Carol Lea was born January 25, 1941 in Parker, KS. She was the second of seven children born to Harold Eugene and Ruth (Bledsoe) McDougal Sr.

As a child, during her grade school years, her family moved several times, living in places such as Blue Mound, Mound City, Parker & Lane. The family then settled in Olathe in the early 1950’s where she attended High school.

In June 1958, Carol Lea married her first husband, who was in the military and they moved to Georgia for a short time. The couple then moved back to Kansas, settling in Olathe where they had a daughter, Gail Ann.  After the marriage ended, she worked a few jobs, one of them being at Sunflower ammunition plant.

Carol Lea remarried in 1967. Her second husband was also in the military. The small family of three first moved to Okinawa. After four years the family was then transferred to Minnesota for a few months, where her second child, Timothy Marvin was born in Northfield. The family of four were then transferred to Alaska where they became a family of five, when Tabatha June “Abby” was born at Elmendorf Air Force medical facility. While recuperating in the hospital, Carol Lea was diagnosed with breast cancer. After having a radical mastectomy to remove all of the cancer she became a cancer survivor. The family of five were then transferred to Texas. After a year and a half, they were transferred back to Alaska for two and a half years. Then on to Washington for a year and a half. After the marriage ended Carol returned to Olathe as a single mother to raise her three children.

She worked in the manufacturing industry to support her growing children until she retired in 2004 and moved to Kansas City, Missouri with her son.  Her hobbies included crocheting, sewing, making jewelry, researching her family’s genealogy and buying that winning lottery ticket! But the thing she enjoyed most was searching for treasures at garage sales, flea markets and antique shops. A passion she shared with her children and Grandchildren. Her Grandkids especially loved going with their Grandma when they were little to help find the treasure.  Her other favorite past time was finding beautiful rocks, especially the time when she went on a 4-state rock hounding trip with her eldest daughter Gail which included a visit to her younger daughter Abby in Oregon. 

Carol Lea was proceeded in death by her parents and sisters Marilda Anne “Sis” Howard and Barbara June Harris and Survived by children Gail Ann (Steve) Foster of Moline, KS, Timothy Marvin and Paula Hoaglan  of Kansas City, MO and Tabitha June “Abby” Meyer of Bend, OR. Brothers: Harold E. “Gene” (Mary) McDougal Jr. of DeSoto, KS, Randolph “Randy” McDougal of Gardner, KS and Jeffrey W. “Jeff” McDougal of Olathe, KS, one sister, Bonnita “Bonnie” Lay of Gardner, KS. Seven grandchildren: Amanda (Jason) McKenney, Kalab Broden, Kasey Borden, Klayton (Chandler) Borden, Ryan (Niki) Hoaglan, Matthew Hoaglan and Andrew Hoaglan and three great grandchildren: Blaize, Ace & Wyatt. Along with other family and friends.

Graveside service 2 pm Thursday August 18, 2016 at Quaker Cemetery, Lane, Kansas. Memorials are to the Miami County Cancer Foundation send in c/o Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home P.O. Box 430, Osawatomie, KS 66064.