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Carol Ann Trotter Loveall

Carol Ann Trotter Loveall of Warrensburg passed away at home on March 16, 2019.

She was born January 22, 1932 in Edinburgh, TX, the middle child and only daughter of B and Mary Dweese Trotter. The family later returned to Northeastern Oklahoma and settled in Vian where she graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 1950.

Carol went on to study at San Antonio College in San Antonio, TX and graduated from Oklahoma A&M (Oklahoma State University) in Stillwater, OK with a BSc in fashion merchandising and design. She met her husband, Vernon Joseph Loveall, while at school, and they married October 9, 1954.

The newlyweds settled in Lawton, Oklahoma where she established Carol’s Kindergarten. She was active in the Eastern Star and White Shrine. She continued her studies at Oklahoma State University and completed MSc and EdD degrees in early childhood development. In 1971, the Lovealls moved to Warrensburg, MO where she was an associate professor at Central Missouri State College (later CMSU, and still later, UCM). She later taught at Western Illinois University before returning to Warrensburg.

An advocate of lifelong learning, Carol cultivated her creativity and pursued her interests in textiles, clothing design, horticulture, foods and art. In the Warrensburg area she was known for her volunteer efforts with the Johnson County Adult Literacy, the First United Methodist Church of Warrensburg and the State Fair Chapter of the American Ex POWs

In later years she devoted her time and talents to Powell Gardens and the Johnson County Missouri Master Gardeners.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her brothers Milton Leroy and Donnie Ray Trotter.

She is survived by her daughter MaryElizabeth Weigand (Mike) of Warrensburg, Missouri; her son William J. T. Loveall (Agnes) of Long Beach, Mississippi; her brothers Gerald B and Kent David Trotter of Vian, Oklahoma; her grandchildren Alysse Weigand, Katie Mallett, Joseph Loveall, Grace Toney, Liam Toney and Vincent Fariello; great granddaughter Paislee Mallett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial party will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at Powell Gardens beginning at 6:30 p.m. and culminating with a fireworks display. For more information please go to Carol’s KinderGarden on Facebook.

The family suggests memorials be sent to Powell Gardens.

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