December 12, 2018

Carol Rosalee (Hopkins) Swank, 79, of Saint Joseph, Mo, died at Riverside Place surrounded by loved ones on December 1.

She was born to Gladys and James Hopkins on March 39, 1939.

Carol worked for the Saint Joseph School District and after retiring worked for Culver Stockton College as a house mother in the Chi Omega sorority. As this was the sorority to which she belonged, and the house in which she lived during her college years, this was particularly special. Eventually she moved back home to be closer to family. Carol loved music, she played the piano, directed a hand bell choir and enjoyed vocal choir as well. She had a great love for sweets, the Royals and shopping. Carol loved the Lord and was active in the church in many ways.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Roger Swank; mother, Gladys Hopkins and father, James S. Hopkins.

She is survived by her son, Ryan Swank (Ann); daughter, Shana McLaughlin (Steve); grandchildren, Rylan Swank (Amber), Kaitlyn Swank (Preston Burton), Megan Swank, Allyson Swank; four great grandchildren, Rider, Natalie, Nathan and Maci.

Farewell Services were held Dec. 8 at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family gathered with friends on Dec. 7 at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.

Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Friends of the Shelter. Online guest book and obituary at