October 7, 1929 – November 19, 2018
Carol Ogren Hadlock went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in the early morning hours of Monday, November 19, 2018.
Carol Ogren Hadlock was born on October 7, 1929, in Ashtabula, Ohio. She was the daughter of Oren A. Ogren, Jr. and Bessie Onion Ogren.
Carol was married to John William Hadlock on April 23, 1949 in the Presbyterian Church; located in Kingsville, Ohio.
She is survived by her spouse John William Hadlock of Waynesburg, PA and two daughters; Rebecca L Humble and husband Johnny Bill Humble of Waynesburg, PA and Deborah L Brown of Stewarts Draft, VA. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Left to cherish Carol’s memory is one sibling, Wayne Lloyd Ogren and wife Belva Ogren, along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Preceding Carol in death, besides her parents, was her daughter Cheryl Armstrong Ranwez of Rome, GA married to Francis Ranwez of Rome, GA., her brothers; Jack A. Ogren and Thomas Ogren.
She was a member of The First Church of The Nazarene, and served the church in many capacities; pianist, organist, accordionist, accompanist, praise band member, hand-bell choir, and Heaven Bound Ministries choir member. As a pastor’s wife and supportive prayer warrior for many congregations in Kelloggsville, OH, Prosperity, WV, Welch, WV, Elkins, WV, New Castle, PA, Waynesburg, PA, Memphis, TN, Delray Beach, FL, California, PA, Pine Hill, TN, and Dickson, TN, Carol and her husband were involved in evangelism; serving as interim pastoring, work and witness trips.
One exciting adventure involved taking Bibles into China. Carol was passionate about missions and served many years as the District Nazarene World Missions Society Secretary in the states of Tennessee and Southern Florida. She received the Distinguished Service Award in the denomination. She served as a private school director and as a church secretary She served as a district office secretary while living in Florida.
Carol was a composer of gospel music; often used by VBS and special mission programs. A true testimony of Carol’s love of Jesus was reflected in the song she composed; Expect a Miracle. “Miracles happen every day. We know that it's true. Ask in faith, and you will see the miracles God can do. Lives transformed by His mighty power. Hearts are changed and made new. God’s still dealing in miracles. Just wait and see what He’ll do. Expect a miracle. Expect a miracle. The Lord is waiting now to hear your prayer. For God is still the same. He’ll never, never change. Expect a miracle today, in Jesus’ name!”
We would like to honor our mother with a memorial fund by producing, copywriting, and marketing her song, Expect a Miracle. Any donations for this purpose can be made out to the Carol Hadlock Memorial Fund; sent to the address 221 Hull Run Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370. The funds will be used to advance the beautiful gift she gave to us; her testimony, her song.
Some of Carol’s interests included painting, crocheting, gardening, flower arranging, collecting and preserving antiques, organizing, pottery making and crafts. She loved to write stories, newsletters, skits, poems, and journals. She enjoyed singing, acting, kick ball in the yard, and was known to have ridden four-wheelers. Carol loved to travel; by car, plane, or camel. Now to infinity and beyond.
- John William Hadlock, Husband
- Rebecca L. Humble, Daughter
- Deborah L. Brown, Daughter
- Cheryl Armstrong Ranwez, Daughter
- Johnny Bill Humble, Son-in-law
- Francis Ranwez, Son-in-law
- Oren A. Ogren Jr., Father
- Bessie Onion Ogren, Mother
- Wayne Lloyd Ogren, Brother
- Belva Ogren, Sister-in-law
- Jack A. Ogren, Brother
- Thomas Ogren, Brother
- Also surviving are 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
- Memorial Service Sunday, December 2, 2018
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December 1, 2018
We want to convey our deepest condolences to your family on the homegoing of Carol. We had the privilege of working with her and Pastor John, while they were pastoring at California, PA Calvary Church of the Nazarene. She was a truly gracious lady, and a remarkably gifted musician. She was always cheerful, and positive; a very beautiful reflection of Christ who lived in her and through her. She also had a very quick wit and great sense of humor. I remember her and Pastor John signing her song, "Expect A Miracle" in Church. May the comforting Spirit of the Lord surround you and your family with the deepest sense of peace you have ever known. Blessings, Rev. Steve & Mary Egidio, Lakeland, Florida.