GOWRIE — Carol Jean Wiley, 87, long-time resident of Friendship Haven, and formerly of Gowrie, entered heaven on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Gowrie, with Pastor Susan Rohden officiating. Burial will be held at Gowrie Township Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.
Carol Jean Ross was born March 26, 1934, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Iven and Alice (Allbee) Ross. She graduated from Somers Consolidated School in 1952 and then earned a 2-year degree at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls.
She began her teaching career with 2nd grade at Mallard Consolidated School from 1954-1956. Wanting to continue her education, she enrolled at the University of Iowa in Iowa City (1956-1958) and earned a BA…