Wellman- Carol Ann Mullen was born August 15, 1961, in Washington, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Donna (Murphy) Bush. She graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1979. On March 31, 1984, Carol was united in marriage to Ronald Mullen at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wellman. Carol worked at the University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics as a Clerk in the Neurology Clinic. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wellman. Carol enjoyed gardening, antiques and family gatherings. Carol passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the age of 56 years.
Carol is survived by her husband Ronald Mullen of Wellman, two children: Ashley Mullen of Cedar Rapids and Lucas Mullen of Ankeny; her mother Donna Bush of Wellman, and three sisters: Karen (Bob) Christner of Kalona, Janice (Dennis "Gary") Groff of Millersburg and Brenda (Merlin) Hershberger of Wellman; brother-in-law Mark (Lori) Mullen of Pella, sisters-in-law: Teresa (Tom) Meyer of Iowa City, Elaine Mullen of Des Moines, Valerie Walsh of Storm Lake, Mary Jo (Fran) Marron of Storm Lake, Candy Mullen of Fonda, and Vicki Mullen of Sioux City; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Don Bush, grandparents Marjorie and James Murphy, Welcome and Cyrus Bush, in-laws Marjorie and Peter Mullen, brothers-in-law: Peter Mullen, John Mullen, James Mullen, sister-in-law Jeanie Mullen, brother-in-law Larry Walsh, and nephew Jason Walsh.
Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 am Monday, February 5, 2018, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wellman. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman where a Vigil Service will be held at 4:00 PM. A general memorial has been established. The Powell Funeral Home is caring for Carol and her family. Messages and tributes may be sent to the family at www.powellfuneralhomes.com
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To the Mullen family, I am very sorry for your loss. The Bible calls death an enemy at 1 Corinthians chapter fifteen verse 26 and when it takes those we love, it truly is. God will remember our dead loved ones and bring them back to life on earth to enjoy life forever just like he meant it to be in the beginning when he created man and placed him in a Paradise right here on earth where , in the beginning, death and pain were non-existent. Read John chapter 5 verses twenty-eight and twenty-nine, Psalms thirty-seven verses eleven and twenty-nine and Revelation chapter twenty-one verse four. May you find comfort in these promises in the days ahead.
Debra Pearson (Blind)
I was shocked and saddened to hear about Carol's passing. I rode the van with her for many years and still saw her in the halls and cafeteria at UIHC. She always had a smile and made sure to always say hello. My prayers go out to her family and friends with her Passing.
Ron, Ashley and Lucas, I am so sorry to hear about Carol. I worked with her for several years at UIHC and loved being around her. Carol put sunshine and a zing into every day with her humor. She made every day a little bit better just by being in the room. Carol often spoke of her children with love and pride, and called Ron "the perfect man, even if he doesn't buy jewelry ". Carol and her ability to bring light into the life of everyone around her will be missed.
I am so sorry for your loss! :-( I am praying for the family and friends of Carol during this difficult time.
Ron, Ashley and Lucas I am so sorry and shocked to hear about Carol. Carol was a great person as well as a great friend. We had alot of great times together. I am going to miss her alot. She always told people that our moms are lucky we weren't sisters. Please know you all are in my prayers. Amy Schrader
My deepest sympathy and prayers to all who knew and loved Carol. I had the privilege of working and laughing with Carol in the Pain Clinic. She had a wonderful sense of humor and brightened many a day for all of us. Carol always went the extra mile - willingly helping the many patients she encountered as well as her co-workers. Carol, you will live forever in my memory and the hearts of many. May you rest in peace and may your family be sustained by the many wonderful memories of the great person that you were.
I was shocked and terribly saddened to hear about Carol's passing. My thoughts are with you Ron, Ashley and Lucas, the Bush family, and all of Carol's extended family and friends, as you all begin your journey through life without her. Carol will be greatly missed by all of those that knew her...I hope she has found peace. Jenni Nicholson, friend and co-worker at UIHC.
We are deeply saddened to hear of Carol's passing. Our Mullen Trash..... we have loved you, love your family and will miss you terribly. I don't think you knew how much you were loved and enjoyed. We had F.U.N.! Biggest HUGS to Ron, Ashley, Lucas and all of Carol's Family & Friends! .... the Knerr Trash
I was deeply saddened to hear of Carol's passing! My thoughts, love and prayers are with all of her family and friends. She was a wonderful spirit that always had a smiling face, helping hand and a very witty humor that everyone loved. She will be greatly missed...May peace be with you my friend!! Shirley Packingham, UIHC co-worker
Condolences to your family. I was sad to hear of her passing. She was a delight to work with and will be missed deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and with her. Mary Jo Piper, Neurosurgery
I am so sad to learn about Carol passing. My thoughts and prayers to her family during this difficult time. I will miss Carol's laugh and talking with her at work. Teresa Schmidt
I was so sad to hear of your passing. God bring comfort to all who loved you, in your absence. I miss you.
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