OBITUARY

Carol J. Harlin

July 21, 1948December 1, 2018
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Carol Jean Harlin; age 70 of Gladstone, MO; passed away the evening of December 1, 2018, in Kansas City, MO.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband Richard; mother and father, Eva (Fletcher) and Horace Parker; as well as her oldest son James Charles (McGinnis) Harlin.

Carol is survived by her two sons, Jeff Harlin and wife Amy of Smithville, MO and Todd Harlin and wife April of Kansas City, MO. She leaves behind six grandchildren that she simply adored with all of her heart, Nicholas, age 15; Sleiman, 14; Alicia, 11; Eden, 9; Ava, 8; and Dorsey, 7; in addition to many nieces and nephews. Carol is lovingly remembered by her sister Janet (Parker) and her husband Ramon Williams of Independence, MO; and her brother, Jim Trainer and wife Pat of Odessa, MO. She was also cherished and loved by her extended family, the McGinnis’s of Richmond, MO; including her sister Beth (McGinnis) Hughes and husband Ed; and brother Phillip McGinnis and wife Judy.

Carol was born in Lexington, MO on July 21, 1948. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1966. After being widowed at a young age, Carol met Richard Harlin and the two were married on September 26, 1968. After starting their life together in Henrietta, MO and Olathe, KS, Carol and Richard, along with their sons, settled and lived the majority of their years in Richmond, MO. The family was active members of Richmond Christian Chapel.

Carol was a stay-at-home mother to her sons and as they matured, she ventured into the workforce. Two of her favorite positions were as a paraprofessional for special needs students in the Richmond School District and as a human resources employment representative at Harrah’s Casino. After retiring from Harrah’s in 2004, Carol’s focus was on spending time with Richard and her grandchildren. Carol was a strong advocate for children, spending lots of time volunteering and organizing efforts for Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Richmond Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), Awana Ministries for Children and many other activities. Carol was a devoted Christian and was an active member in her church communities in Richmond and Kansas City, at Tower View Baptist.

  • FAMILY

  • Horace Parker, Father
  • Eva Fletcher, Mother
  • Richard Harlin, Husband
  • James Charles (McGinnis) Harlin, Son
  • Jeff (Amy) Harlin, Son
  • Todd (April) Harlin, Son
  • Janet (Ramon) Parker Williams, Sister
  • Jim (Pat) Trainer, Brother
  • Carol also leaves behind grandchildren, Nicholas, Sleiman, Alicia, Eden, Ava and Dorsey; many nieces and nephews; and her extended family, the McGinnis's.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Donald Harrison
  • Nicholas Harlin
  • Sleiman Abdullah
  • Astin Williams
  • Rick Hain
  • Michael Andregg
  • DONATIONS

  • Awana Ministry

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 5, 2018
REMEMBERING

Carol J. Harlin

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