Carole J. Burrows

Carole J. Burrows

January 2, 1941 – May 26, 2020


Carole was born January 2, 1941, in Peoria, IL, to Eugene and Pauline (Stewart) Hutton and graduated from Omaha Benson in 1958.  On April 29, 1960, she married J. Richard “Dick” Burrows in Missouri Valley, IA.  While raising their five children, she worked part-time at Millard Public Schools.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the College of St. Mary in 1983 and, shortly after, completed a graduate Certificate of Gerontology.  Carole was a Social Worker at Maple Crest Nursing Home.

She served as a Stephen Minister and elder with the Presbyterian Church. Her relationship with Jesus and strength of faith has carried her through life’s journey.  Carole was generous with her time volunteering wherever possible, in whatever manner was useful.  She enjoyed traveling, pottery, painting, gardening, and experiencing nature.

Carole found great joy in spending time with family and building lifelong memories, including family reunion vacations taken with their kids and grandchildren.  Each trip was followed by a memory album for all to reminisce years later.

Carole is survived by her husband, Dick; brother, Gerald Hutton; children: Charlene (Tom) Trawicki, DeAnna (Robert) Kister, Kenneth (Kristin) Burrows, Sue (Mark) Hoffman, and Bradley (Lisa) Burrows.  She has been a loving grandmother adored by Lauren White, Dayne Burrows, Christina Grubb, Jason White, Amanda Grubb, Grant Burrows, Jack Burrows, and Cameron Burrows.  Carole is preceded in death by her mother and father.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, May 29th, 1pm, at the West Center Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hope Mission.


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  • Patricia Stanosheck Posted May 28, 2020 4:10 am

    Carole was a neighbor and a member of our bunco group

  • Joan and MaurySchooff Posted May 28, 2020 11:04 am

    Joan and I will remember your family in our prayers. Dick made an impact on our lives and Carole was a key to his success.

  • Diane (White) Wheeler Posted May 28, 2020 1:55 pm

    Carole was always such a kind woman, putting the needs of others before her own.
    She spoke often of her faith and adored her family.

  • Don M Dickmeyer Posted May 28, 2020 6:28 pm

    Dick, I was sorry to read that your wife has passed. I remember when you first introduced her to me and my wife. It has been so many years since we have seen you. A little known fact is that you were married on my 20th birthday. May Carole rest in peace. Don and Elke

  • Hattaya Nagadatta Posted May 29, 2020 7:30 am

    Sorry for your lost one. We are thinking of you and pray for you and your family.

  • Chuck Posted May 29, 2020 10:48 am

    Dick and Burrows family,

    Tough to find the right words during this time of grief but I know I can say with certainty that Carole’s legacy is one of a life well lived. Always positive, even during the difficult physical challenges of the last few years. ‘Mom’ was kind to me and my son from Day One and the times spent on vacation and at home with her were memorable.

    Even during the pain she endured last year, her first words of seeing me last Summer were words of encouragement and hope when I needed them most. She cared more for others and put her own needs and desires down the list.

    While I don’t profess to a great faith, I know that Carole did and I’m sure, in fact I’m positive, that she is relishing in her reward of a life well lived in terms of family and faith to her Lord.

    I hope that the wonderful memories of Carole lift the hearts of Dick, DeAnna, Char, Brad, Sue, and Ken. She was a remarkable person, a truly wonderful lady.

  • Holly Killebrew and Roger Posted May 29, 2020 12:53 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Carole was the kindest person I’ve ever known and the best friend. May God be with you in this time.

  • Lisa (Mapes)King Posted May 29, 2020 5:38 pm

    A very kind woman and a great inspiration. Always enjoyed volunteering and working with her at church. So sorry for your loss.

  • Lois Bezler Posted May 30, 2020 2:43 am

    Carole was my cousin. When her family would come to visit Grandma & grandpa Stewart we had so much fun playing with Carole and her brother. Carole was such a beautiful person. She had such a beautiful laugh. I remember her always smiling and laughing. I’m sure she is walking hand in hand with Jesus smiling and laughing.

  • tom cody Posted May 31, 2020 9:25 pm

    Sorry for your loss Dick. Carole, you and your family have been in my prayers this past week. Smiled when I read she was born in Peoria – was a Litchfield boy myself.

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