Carol Roark

Carol Roark

Wednesday, January 20th, 1943 - Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
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Carol Ann Roark, age 78, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Rock Island Village Assisted Living in Eldon, Mo.

Carol was born on January 20, 1943 in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of Cecil and Helen (Aegerter) Luper. She was married on December 18, 1970 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Donald Roark who preceded her in death on May 31, 2020.

A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Carol was a 1961 graduate of Jefferson City High School and during her high school years she was honored as the Marcullus Queen. She later received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Master’s Degree in Counseling from Lincoln University.

Education was her great passion. Carol taught English at Centertown, Jamestown, Simonsen and retired as a counselor from Jefferson City High School after nearly 30 years in education. She was proud to help pioneer the At-Risk Program at Jefferson City High School to help students graduate and thrive. Even after retirement, she continued to serve JCPS, working with the Marcullus Court and tutoring children at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. During many of those years as an educator, she also worked with her husband, Don, at their real estate business.

She supported various animal care organizations, was a member of the Historic City of Jefferson and enjoyed Bible study with friends at Church of Christ, Grace Episcopal and First Baptist. Carol was an avid reader and enjoyed her involvement in two local book clubs.

Carol loved working outdoors in her garden most of all, and she spent many hours making it into a paradise. She took long antiquing trips with friends all over the Midwest, and she always enjoyed traveling to Texas, California, Florida, and Michigan to visit friends and her daughters. Lake of the Ozarks held a very special place in her heart, and she treasured memories of the good times filled with laughter and music. For many years, she and her husband ran Moniteau Traders, an antique emporium in her hometown of Jamestown, Mo.

Survivors include: two daughters, Anastasia Foster of Santa Monica, Ca. and Alexandra Skornia of Kirkwood, Mo.; one son, Craig Roark of Kansas City, Mo.; and five grandchildren, Madeline Roark, Blake Skornia, Mason Skornia, Caroline Skornia and Ford Foster.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of almost 50 years, Don.

Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021. A Celebration of Carol’s Life will follow her visitation at 1:00 p.m. Friday in the Freeman Chapel with Celebrant Gara Loskill officiating. Private graveside services and interment will be held at Union Cemetery in Jamestown, Mo. at a later time.

A webcast of her service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday for friends that are not able to attend by going to the "photos and videos" tab of this page and scrolling down to the webcasting link.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Jefferson City Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 2195, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102 to start a scholarship in Carol’s name to help students pursuing a career in education.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Freeman Mortuary.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16th, 2021 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, April 16th, 2021 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Freeman Mortuary
    915 Madison Street
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  • Service

    Friday, April 16th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Friday, April 16th, 2021 1:00pm
    Freeman Chapel
    915 Madison Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A webcast of her service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday for friends that are not able to attend by going to her memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website and going to the "photos and videos" tab of this page and scrolling down to the webcasting link.


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Ted Winterer

Posted at 08:42pm
So sorry for your loss. My mom passed away a couple of years ago and it's brutal -- but time does help with the pain.
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Scrivner Eileen

Posted at 11:53am
I worked with Carol at Jefferson City High School. She was always very compassionate and understanding. Her love for students was always visible in the work she did with them during their high school years. I will support her wishes to assist students in their pursuit of an education degree. Also, she was a role model for anyone fighting a battle with cancer. She continued her battle for many years; always with a smile. Carol will be missed. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss, but you also have wonderful, beloved memories. Eileen Scrivner

jolene Cornelius

Posted at 10:21am
I met Carol through Bev Payne a few years ago. I was in the group that played Mah Jongg. We played a few times at her lovely home. She was a very special person. Beautiful inside and out. She definitely put up a good fight . Please accept my condolences to the entire family. Jolene Corneliius

Angie Cook

Posted at 09:12am
Stasia and Andra: I will always remember your mom as a beautifully patient and kind soul. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. - Angie Cook

The Philipp Phamily

Posted at 08:01am
Andra and Family...We are so sorry for your loss. Bummed we cant be there in person to tell you and give you all a hug, but we are thinking of you.
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