The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 15, 2013

Carrie E. Caraway

Clinton Herald

ANAMOSA — Carrie E. Caraway, 99, of Anamosa, Iowa, died on Thursday morning, February 14, 2013 at the Anamosa Care Center in Anamosa, Iowa.

A celebration of Carrie's life will be held at 11 A.M., Tuesday, February 19, 2013, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 A.M. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.  Burial will be at the Monmouth, Iowa Cemetery.

Carrie Emma Ostert was born on September 7, 1913 in Andrew, Iowa, to William and Hanna (Moeller) Ostert.  She married Merle E. Caraway on February 28, 1933 in Rock Island, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on July 29, 1994.

Carrie and her husband Merle farmed in the Monmouth area for many years.  

She was a housewife and mother who raised eight children.  

Through the years they had also lived in Wyoming, Olin and retired to Anamosa.

Carrie was a wonderful cook and liked playing cards, particularly Seven Up.  She especially enjoyed spending time with and being around her family.

Those left to honor Carrie's memory include her children, Donald (Rose) Caraway of Cedar Rapids, IA, Clara Oberman of Clinton, IA, Shirley Langhurst of Cedar Rapids, IA, James Caraway of Marion, IA, Jack (Badrieh) Caraway of LaVerne, CA, Judy (Ken) Braswell of Shreveport, LA, Anna Mae (Larry) Schmoekel of Columbia City, IN, and Mona (Mike) Knadle of Watertown, SD; 26 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Mary Ralston, and 3 brothers including Louis and Henry Ostert, and 1 infant brother.

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Death date: Feb. 14, 2013