A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at First Presbyterian Church, 777 25th Ave., East Moline. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to her church or the National Parkinson's Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.rungemortuary.com.
Carolyn was born July 18, 1935, in Wilton, Iowa, to Joe M. and Freida S. Martens Bowman. She was united in marriage to Richard Wessel on Nov. 22, 1962, in Wilton.
Carolyn was a wonderful mom and grandma who adored her granddaughters and new baby grandson. She was a homemaker and formerly had been a school secretary, sales associate at a fabric/craft store, seasonal gift wrapper at Von Maur and a volunteer librarian and Brownie/Girl Scout leader. She loved cooking for her family, sewing and shopping with her daughters and granddaughters. She also enjoyed sewing and creating flags for her daughter's UT marching band and traveling with best friends, Joe and Monyeen Hora.
Survivors include her daughter and sons-in-law, Amy and Ron Stone, Coal Valley, and Jenni and Jahn Fields, Moline; grandchildren, Taylor and Mackenzie Stone and Avery Fields; brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Sandy Bowman, Davenport; and sisters-in-law, Nancy Wessel, Marengo, Iowa, and Shirley Wessel, Muscatine; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
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