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Obituary for Carol Harrison

June 20, 1925 - May 4, 2017
Creston, Iowa | Age 91


Carol Le (Hatfield) Harrison, 91, of Creston, Iowa, passed away on May 4, 2017, at the Afton Care Center in Afton, Iowa.

Carol was born June 20, 1925, a daughter to Roy and Goldie (Bates) Hatfield, at the family farm west of Lorimor, Iowa. She attended country grade school and graduated from Lorimor High School in 1942. She then went on to Simpson College for a year before transferring to Iowa Methodist School of Nursing in Des Moines and graduating as a R.N. in 1946. She was a member of the Cadet Corp of Nursing during her training.

Carol met Lyle Harrison at a dance in the Creston McKinley Park and they were married on May 25, 1947, at her parent's home in rural Lorimor. They moved to Corydon where Carol worked in surgery at the Centerville Hospital for three years before moving to Dodge Township. They farmed and raised their three children and Carol worked at the Winterset and Creston hospitals. They were active members of the Dodge Center Methodist Church and the Lorimor and Dodge communities. Lyle and Carol moved to Creston in 1981. They opened their home to many students and interns who were studying in Creston. After Lyle's death Carol was a housemother at Theta Xi Fraternity in Manhattan, Kansas at Kansas State University for 5 years and at Delta Tau Delta at Iowa State University for one year. In the following years she enjoyed many travels, adventures, and time with family.

She was an active member of Chapter LG of PEO Sisterhood, Elzevier Reading Club, Creston Lions Club, Lorimor Women's Club, and the Creston United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Survivors include daughters, Jan (Jim) Krantz of Afton, Christy (Alan) Ladd of Atlantic, Iowa, and daughter-in-law Cindy Harrison, Adel, Iowa; and her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kyle (Samantha) Krantz, Harrison and Jameson of Creston; Leah Krantz (fiancé Tyler Schroeder) of Newcastle, Nebraska; Brian (Jillian) Ladd, Hannah, Henry and Ruth of Overland Park, Kansas; Eric (Jill) Ladd, Kinley and Brooke of Manhattan, Kansas; and Drew (Kate) Ladd, and Landon, of Olathe, Kansas; Melissa (Rick) Strain, Tsyrus Nellans and Caleb Strain, Duncan, OK; Matthew (fiancé Carissa Burny) Harrison, Chicago, Illinois; Megan (Andrew) Ferin, Louie, Anthony, and Baby Ferin, Des Moines; and Connor Harrison, Adel, Iowa. She is also survived by sister-in-laws Sunny Hatfield, Atlantic, Dorothy (Dean) McIntire, Creston, and Lela (Merrill) Eggman, Creston.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Russell Hatfield, husband, Lyle, in 1993, and son, Brad Harrison, in April, 2017.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Three Mile Lodge, rural Afton with Rev. Jim Morris and Pastor Jodi Rushing officiating. A time for visiting and refreshments will be held following the service.

Carol gifted her body to the Des Moines University Medical Program to continue sharing her love of young people and their education.

Burial will be at a later date at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Cromwell.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Carol Harrison Memorial Fund to be given to the Creston Lions Club and a nursing scholarship at Southwestern Community College. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of



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