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Obituary for Martha Jane Carswell

Martha J. Carswell, age 82, of Boone, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 18 at 10:30AM, at the First Baptist Church, 612 8th Street in Boone, with Rev. Janell Bloem officiating. Burial will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone.

Martha Jane (Minson) Carswell was born on November 28, 1934 in Boone, Iowa, the daughter of George W. and Catherine (Roberts) Minson. Martha attended Boone High School, graduating in 1953. She then began working at the Iowa Finance Company.

Martha married Bradford J. Carswell on February 13, 1954 in Boone. The couple moved to New Jersey where Brad was stationed in the United States Army. While there, Martha worked as a typist at the Post Transportation office at Fort Dix. After moving back, Martha began raising their family in Boone. She was a loving mother and had three sons and a daughter, and adopted each of their spouses as one of her own. Martha worked after her children were in school at the Boone High School Library, until her retirement in 1995. On February 13, 2014, Martha and Brad celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brad, parents and siblings, Marylin Stoops of Ames, IA, and James Minson of East Moline, IL.

Martha is survived by her children, Jeff (Linda) Carswell of Ames, John (Nyla) Carswell of Boone, Anne (Jim) Bushore of Madrid, and Joe (Angie) Carswell of Boone; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild; her sisters, Maurine Morris and Marjorie McNeil of Boone.

Friends may call at the First Baptist Church, 612 8th Street in Boone from 4PM until 8PM with family present from 6PM to 8PM on Tuesday, January 17. Visitation continues Wednesday from 9AM until service time at the First Baptist Church.


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Visitation

Tuesday

17

Jan

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
First Baptist Church

612 8th Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

Funeral Service

Wednesday

18

Jan

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
First Baptist Church

612 8th Street
Boone, Iowa 50036

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