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Carol A. Ogline

November 3, 1924 — December 12, 2023

Carol A. Ogline, age 99, of Alliance, passed away on December 12, 2023.

She was born November 3, 1924, in Cleveland Ohio to Frank and Ethel Paull.

Carol graduated from Collinwood High School as valedictorian and commencement speaker, and from Mt. Union College with a BA in sociology. She was an active member of the Tri Delta sorority. Carol met her husband of 47 years, Attorney Richard C. Ogline, while both were students at Mt. Union College.

Carol chose to follow a career in teaching and took graduate courses in education at Western Reserve University. Her passion was helping those most in need, especially vulnerable children. She taught kindergarten in inner city Cleveland before returning to Alliance in 1958 where she taught kindergarten and first grade. In 1990 she organized “Adopt-A-Reader,” a summer reading program for at risk children.

During WWII, as one of “the greatest generation,” Carol worked as a riveter at Fisher Body in Cleveland helping to build B-29 aircraft. She was outgoing and always engaged in the community as a member of Christ United Methodist Church, the boards of directors of the YWCA, Keep Alliance Beautiful, the Alliance Green Taskforce, and Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity.

She also served as President of the Eastern Stark County Mental Health Board. Carol was a member of Quota, Que Vive, Coterie, Sorosis, Mount Union Women, Retired Teachers, the Alliance Woman’s Club, Hill and Dale Gardeners and the Alliance Music Study Club.  She was honored as the Lion’s Club Citizen of the Year, United Way Volunteer of the Year, Quotarian 2015, and Ohio Music Study Clubs President of the Year. The Alliance Shade Tree Commission has planted a tree in her honor.

In 1996 Carol traveled to Hungary as part of a group of volunteers who built ten new homes. This team was led by former President Jimmy Carter. Carol worked alongside Rossalynn Carter providing food for the team and was later invited to visit the Carters in Plains, Georgia for President Carter’s 80th birthday.

Her husband, Richard, preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Raymond McCarty.

Carol is survived by her three children, Attorney Michael Ogline (Andrea), Dr. Jan Bouch (Stephen), and Katherine Brigham (Ben). She also leaves her grandsons, Attorney Jonathan Ogline and Joseph Birmingham; great grandson, Galen Ogline; and nieces, Bonnie Sedlmeier and Beverly Uddin.

A private graveside service will be held at Fairmont Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Carol’s honor to The Carter Center or to The Greater Alliance Foundation.

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