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Carolyn ‘Carol’ J.Brenneman
September 24, 2013


Carolyn "Carol" J. Brenneman, 76, of Lisbon, died at St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

Funeral services took place at Morgan Funeral and Cremation Choices, Mount Vernon chapel, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. by pastor Bill Nissen. Burial followed at Lisbon Cemetery. Visitation was Monday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Surviving Carol are two daughters, Doreen Conley of Lisbon and Susan (James) Otto of Oskaloosa; five grandchildren, Shelly (Kevin) Wells, Joshua (Staci) Siddell, Kendra Siddell, Jennifer Moore and Christine (Wes) Strickler; 10 great-grandchildren, Kaysi, Aryn, Abby, Adam, Braydin, Maddox, Elliana, Jayce, Jenna and Elijah; three sisters; two brothers; and her best friend, Helen Gray.

Preceding Carol in death were her parents and her husband of 50 years, Dale.

Carol was born Jan. 25, 1937, in Knoxville, the oldest child of George and Doris Nicholson Israel and step-mother Pearl "Copper" Israel. Carol worked in the family restaurant and growing up she cared for her younger siblings. She married Dale on Aug. 11, 1956, in Newton and later settled in Lisbon, where they raised their family. She was a loving wife and devoted mother.

Carol worked at St. Luke's Hospital for 11 years. She faithfully volunteered and was a board member for the Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service for 27 years. In 2002 she received the TV-9 Nine Who Care award. She and Dale enjoyed traveling, playing cribbage, square dancing and cooking. She belonged to TOPS, Women's Legion Auxiliary, and the Mount Vernon bowling league.

One of Carol's greatest joys was nurturing her family. She impacted the lives of many people, serving her community and loving her family and friends.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the St. Luke's Inpatient Hospice for their gentle care and kindness shown.

Memorials may be made to the Lisbon-Mount Vernon Ambulance Service.

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