Carol Joyce Paul, 70, of Gardner, Kan., passed away March 7, 2012 at Olathe Medical Center.

Carol was born Dec. 17, 1941 in Ottawa, Kan.S to Harold Jonas and Ruby Irene (Tedrow) Hoover. She graduated from Ottawa High School and attended Beauty School.

Carol married Charles Alva Paul on Sept. 3, 1961 in Ottawa. They lived in Alma, Kan. and Olathe, Kan. and moved to Gardner in 2000.

She was a cosmetologist and for the last five years was a greeter at the Gardner Walmart.

She was a member of the North Baptist Church in Ottawa. Carol loved to take care of her family. She will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter; sons Jeffery D. Paul and James Allan Paul; siblings Barbara Oyer, Oneita Hornbuckle, Junior Hoover and Lynn Hoover.

Carol is survived by her husband Charles, of the home; sons Russell W. Paul and wife Amy of Lee’s Summitt, Mo. and Charles A Paul, Jr of Gardner; sister Orpha Potter of Ottawa, Kan.; brother Donald Hoover of Hayward, Calif. and two grandchildren.

Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., March 12, 2012 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Stanley, Kan. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 913-856-7111. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Carol J. Paul Memorial Fund. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com.