Carol Mae Van Hooser, 79, of Weatherby Lake, Missouri, passed away March 28, 2018 at her home. Carol was born September 29th, 1938, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Fern and Cody Kukuk. While attending Wyandotte High School, she was a synchronized swimmer, cheerleader, and she was crowned Homecoming Queen. Carol graduated in 1956.
Carol was happily married to Richard (Dick) Van Hooser (deceased, December, 1992) for 37 years. She has lived at Weatherby Lake for more than 45 years where she raised her family. Carol was sweet, easy-going and always a pleasure to be around. She had a calming energy as well as the precious ability to put life into perspective and focus on what was truly most important. Carol was an avid competitive tennis player for most of her life. She even played in national tournaments. She adored traveling and visiting new places. Her favorite pastimes included gardening and planning her bounty of flowers every spring, preparing photo albums of her family and trips, and cheering for her grandchildren at various events.
Carol is survived by her children, Alan Van Hooser and daughter in law, Sherry Van Hooser, of Weatherby Lake, Missouri, Jim Van Hooser and daughter in law, Susan Van Hooser, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Cheryl Powers and son in law, James Powers , of Kansas City, Missouri. She had seven grandchildren; Aaron Van Hooser, Haley Van Hooser, Shane Van Hooser, Cody Van Hooser, Zach Christal, Lauren Powers, and Jake Powers, as well as one great-grandchild; Violet Higgins. She is also survived by her brother, Don Kukuk and her sister, Karen Martens, her very special friend, Bob Hill, along with numerous nephews and nieces. Carol was preceded in passing by her parents and her husband.
Carol was a very kind, strong, and resilient women who so deeply loved her family. Her support was unending, and her love unconditional.
A memorial service celebrating Carol’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the Platte Woods United Methodist Church, Pastor Nancy Liston presiding. No formal visitation will be held. Carol will be laid-to-rest next to her husband at Terrace Park Cemetery, prior to the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be given to Children’s Mercy Hospital or to Platte Woods United Methodist Church. The Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Memories of Carol and condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Your Life was a Blessing
Your Memory a Treasure
You are Loved Beyond Words
and Will be Missed Beyond Measure