Carol was born on June 2, 1936 in St. Joseph, Missouri to William and Hazel (Miller) Ruoff.
She attended Graceland University and graduated from University of Iowa with a bachelor degree in Home Economics Education.
Carol was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ Maysville Restoration Branch.
Carol married Gene Kirkwood on June 14, 1957 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene; brother, William Ruoff.
Survivors: 3 sons, Kris (Jean) Kirkwood, Cameron; Kent (Vallie) Kirkwood, Ashland, MO, Kraig (Shona) Kirkwood, Turney, MO; daughter, Kelli (John) Milholland, Cameron; sister, Judy (Doyle) Groom, Stanberry, MO; sister-in-law, Jeanne Ruoff, Independence, MO; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.
Services: 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Church of Jesus Christ Maysville Restoration Branch. Visitation: 10-11:00AM, prior to the service. Burial: Cameron Memory Gardens, Cameron. Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Online condolences: www.polandthompson.com.