1961 - 2018

Carol A. Mullen, 56, passed away at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Funeral Mass was held Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wellman. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery. A general memorial has been established.

Carol Ann Mullen was born Aug. 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 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. 

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.

The Powell Funeral Home is caring for Carol and her family. Messages and tributes may be sent to the family at

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