Mariana Louise Carroll
Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
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Ames, IA
Mariana Louise (Osterhout) Carroll
Mariana Louise (Osterhout) Carroll was born December 23, 1930, in Grimes, Iowa. She was the daughter of Curtis and Emma (Seibert) Osterhout. Her family moved to Kelly, Iowa in 1945.
Mariana accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 70. At 90, she went to be with Him on June 13, 2021.
Mariana graduated from Slater High School in 1949 in a class of 14 students. She played on their girls' basketball team that qualified for the State Tournament her senior year. She worked for five years at the Ames Laboratory at Iowa State University. She married William (Bill) Carroll in 1954. Bill and Mariana enjoyed raising their two children, Terry and Nancy.
Mariana loved and cherished being a stay-at-home Mom. In 1975, when Terry and Nancy were both in college, she went to school and graduated from Bernel's Beauty School. She had her own shop in their home until Bill passed away unexpectedly in 1978. She then went to work at J. C. Penney's for 14 years.
Mariana delighted in baking pies and cookies and getting together with friends and family. She enjoyed traveling to many States; highlights were Hawaii, Alaska, New York, with her fondest memory being going to California with her two grandchildren. She also had the opportunity to tour Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
Mariana loved, served, and relished her family and friends within the Ames community and at Heartland Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter Nancy Carroll, son Terry (Barb) Carroll, grandchildren Billy Carroll and Stephanie (Matt) Mishler, great granddaughters Ellie, Piper and Maren Mishler, and many dear friends and extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother Wayne Osterhout.
A celebration service will be held at Heartland Baptist Church, 3333 Stange Road in Ames on Saturday, June 26 at 11:30 AM. Prior to the service, a visitation will be held beginning at 11 AM.
In lieu of flowers or memorial gifts, please consider supporting or seeking out an older adult to befriend.
Interment will be at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.
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Published by Ames Tribune from Jun. 17 to Jun. 20, 2021.
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Heartland Baptist Church
3333 Stange Rd, Ames, IA
Heartland Baptist Church
3333 Stange Rd, Ames, IA
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Im so sorry to just hear this news. I will miss our visits. Condolences to all.
Mary Jo ( friend, hairstylist
June 26, 2021
My wife Darlyne and I were next door neighbors to the Carroll family for many years. The best neighbors ever and we so enjoyed watching Terry and Nancy grow up, great kids. I understand the loss for the family as I lost Darlyne to cancer 16 months ago. A special hello and hugs for Nancy and Terry, I would love to talk with you about those days on East 16th.
Doug Warrings
June 18, 2021
Nancy & Terry, we were so sorry to hear of your Mom passing! She was a great lady & I know our families had a special friendship through the years! May your memories get you through this difficult time!! Hug, love Steve and Colleen Grover.
June 17, 2021
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