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Carol Bolles

September 27, 1935 June 16, 2020
Carol Bolles
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Obituary for Carol Bolles

Carol Bolles, age 84, of Anthon, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the Mitchell Village Care Center of Mitchellville, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa. Rev. Jena Finch-Manchester will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa. A visitation will be held one prior to the Memorial Service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2020, at the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Due to state and federal mandated guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be practiced at all services.

Carol Marlene Bolles, the daughter of William and Hazel (Rader) Larson, was born on September 27, 1935, in Smithland, Iowa. She grew up on the family farm outside of Smithland and received her education in the Smithland School District where she enjoyed playing basketball. Carol graduated from Smithland High School with the class of 1953.

On February 20, 1954, Carol was united in marriage to Dale “Tony” Bolles and the couple made their home on a farm near Anthon, Iowa, where they raised their children. Carol worked outside the home cleaning houses and throughout the years, she enjoyed bowling, helping with the legion, reading and watching her favorite T. V. shows and movies.

Carol was an accomplished seamstress. She made all of her children’s clothes and also made Raggedy Ann clothes & dolls, Barbie clothes and rugs. Carol proudly made quilts for her entire family and completed her last one in December of 2019. Carol gave her leftover quilting fabric to her son Craig who lovingly made two quilts for his mother as she had never made one for herself.

The smell of warm monster cookies and her cornflake cookies would fill her home. She loved sharing these delicious cookies with everyone. Carol adored her family and treasured every photo, letter, moment and meal spent together. This loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend will be missed by all those who have loved her.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Craig (Lesly) Bolles, Carmel Harrell, and Paul (Pam) Bolles; grandchildren: Keri Bolles (Jimmy Keenan), Jenni (Ben) Ogbulu, Patti (Josh) Dayberry, Candi (Ryan) Ladwig, Tony (Alissa) Bolles, Jason (Kim) Smith, Jessica Smith, Jared (Shelby) Smith; granddaughter-in-law Suzanne Bolles; Greats: Alex, Allivia, Hallie, Levi, Reese, Riley, Treyton, Piper, Makynli, Cruz, Logan, Adam, Ryker, Harper, Hayden, Sloane, Axyl, Layne and Cora; extended family and friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, William and Hazel Larson; husband, Dale “Tony” Bolles; son, Thomas Bolles; grandson, Scott Bolles; great-granddaughter, Emily Dayberry; siblings: Bev, Lila, Arlie, Judy and Esther.

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Visitation

Monday

22

Jun

9:30 AM 6/22/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 6/22/2020 10:30:00 AM
Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes - Anthon

402 East Brady Street
Anthon, IA 51004

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes - Anthon
402 East Brady Street Anthon 51004 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Monday

22

Jun

10:30 AM 6/22/2020 10:30:00 AM
Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes - Anthon

402 East Brady Street
Anthon, IA 51004

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Homes - Anthon
402 East Brady Street Anthon 51004 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Anthon, IA 51004

Anthon 51004 IA
United States
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