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Carol Brown

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Carol Ann Brown age 73 of Plainfield, IA died Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at her home in Plainfield. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home -- Olson Chapel in Nashua. A private family burial will take place at a later date at Lowell Cemetery in rural Clarksville. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home -- Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the funeral on Saturday at the funeral home. Carol Ann Brown was born in Waverly, IA on November 11, 1945, the daughter of Roger and Viola (Orth) Catchpool. She attended school in Shell Rock for a few years before her family moved to Charles City. She was a 1963 graduate of Charles City High School. While in High School she met the love of her life, Eugene Brown. The couple went on their first date in 9th grade when their friends set them up on a blind date. They were married on August 24, 1963, at the Lutheran Church in Charles City. To this union, two children were born. After they were married the couple moved to Waverly where they resided for a few years before moving to their home in rural Plainfield. Carol worked at State Bank and Hardees in Waverly. She was also a member of the Blue Denim Band where she played bass, did the book work and also booked all of the band's events. She also ran the books for Gene’s shop, Brown Repair. Carol loved her job at Bartels Retirement Home in Waverly. She worked there from 1991 – 2017. In Carol’s free time she loved to go out to eat, especially with her family. Her family was everything to her. She loved spending time with them. Carol also enjoyed collecting candles, runs to the casino, shopping trips with her daughter and granddaughters, which often included manicures and pedicures, and trips to Branson, MO. She is survived by her husband, Gene Brown of Plainfield, IA; one son, Brett (Dawn) Brown of Readlyn, IA; one daughter, Kim (Brad) Reints of Plainfield, IA; three grandchildren, Alyson Reints of Plainfield, IA, Tiffany (Conner Vogt) Popes of Cedar Falls, IA, Heather (Shane) Voelker of Zearing, IA; four great-grandchildren, Avaleigh Vogt, Jazmine Voelker, Izabell Voekler, Preston Voelker; one sister, Karen VanHauen of Knoxville, IA; one sister-in-law Judy Catchpool of Charles City, IA; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Vernon Catchpool; one grandson Jeremiah Miller.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to Carol’s family – Carol was a valued friend and co-worker for years at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community. She was such a great advocate for the staff – fun to work with – and a great problem solver. She will always be remembered as a talented team member who gave her very best each and every day. We had some very good times with Carol, who loved to have fun. She will be deeply missed by all!

    Deb Schroeder

  2. My sincere condolences to Carol’s family and friends. I so much enjoyed working with Carol. I appreciated her compassion, her quick wit, her knowledge, and her attitude. I loved her smile and her laugh. I was very blessed to have had the opportunity to know Carol. As was said earlier, she will, indeed, be missed. Linda Hovden

  3. Prayers and hugs to all the family. Carol and I were roommates in the hospital when we had one of our kids. From then on we kept in contact and got together once in awhile. I will truly miss her but we all have memories of times with her.
    Mary Heinemann

  4. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Carol was a very caring lady always enjoyed working with her at Bartels


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