On Sunday, September 26, 2021, Carol Hostetter, loving wife and mother of 2 children, passed away at
age 77. Carol was born on February 17, 1944 in Kansas City, MO to Martin and Violet Spellerberg. She spent
much of her childhood in Jefferson City, MO before moving back to Kansas City where she met the love
of her life, Harry Hostetter. Carol and Harry were married on June 18, 1960. They raised two sons, Harry
Jr. and Ron.
Carol dedicated herself to raising her two boys and was involved with many of their activities such as
Boy Scouts den mother and baseball mom. Harry and Carol spent their retirement years at the Lake of
the Ozarks where they often welcomed their children and grandchildren for weekend visits. She also
loved going on camping trips with her lifelong friends. She was an avid reader, especially of biographies
and Stephen King novels. She was known for her infectious laugh, her kind compassionate spirit and her
love of Longaberger baskets.
Carol was preceded in death by her father, Martin, and mother, Violet, as well as her husband of 51
years, Harry. She is survived by her two children, Harry Jr. (Brenda) of Kansas City, MO and Ron (Denise)
of Lake Waukomis, MO; her grandchildren Trey (Marissa), Elizabeth (David), Joey, and Carly; three great-grandchildren; her brother Donnie, and many friends and family.
Services Thursday, Oct. 14 at McMurry United Methodist Church. Visitation 5:00pm, Service 6:00pm.
25 N. Eugene Field Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119. Donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America.
Family Friend ,Blue Springs ,Missouri
My greatest sympathy to this family that I have known for 40 years. Carol's so Ron has been a great friend all these years, and is testimony to the good Mother Carol was.
May God provide her family with comfort and healing in the loss of this gentle woman.
Kris Maschler and Family.
Niece through my husband Dean Swift ,Orangeburg ,South Carolina
Our deepest sympathy to the boys and their families. She was a very good friend to me. I miss her sweet personality. May she rest in peace.
Niece ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri
My heart goes out to your family at this difficult time. May memories of Carol bring comfort to your family. She was a special lady and will be greatly missed. I am very sorry that I will not be able to attend the service. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.