Carole Ann (Lyman) Hanson, formerly of Sibley and Story City, died peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 15, 2018, at Colonial Manor in Amana, Iowa, surrounded by her daughters.
Carole was born on Nov. 25, 1933, to Jack and Hilda Lyman of Correctionville. She graduated from Correctionville High School in 1951 and attended Wayne State Teachers College in Wayne, Neb., and received her two-year teaching certificate. She taught in Akron, Iowa, for one year and then married Bob Hanson. They moved to Villisca, where Bob took a teaching position. After one year they moved to Sibley, where they lived for 26 years and had three daughters.
Carole worked in the Middle School Library for many years. While in Sibley, Carole was a member of the United Church of Christ Congregational. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing Bridge and attending her daughters activities. Carole loved Sibley and talked about it fondly and often to her grandchildren.
In 1983 she moved to Story City. She was instrumental in establishing the Roland Public Library where she served as the librarian for several years. Carole also volunteered at the Bertha Bartlett Public Library in Story City.
Carole Ann loved her family and was known for her gravy and homemade potato salad. She loved reading, learning about Native American culture and doing crossword puzzles. She enjoyed bird watching, “The Price Is Right” and solving just about any puzzle on the “Wheel of Fortune.” She appreciated music and could be heard humming songs around the house.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters Amy Jo Hanson, Julie Goecke, and Bobbi (Tim) Bruns. She was a Grandma to Tyler, Kathryn, Jack, Anna and Caroline. She was also a great-grandma to five with one more expected in November. She is survived by her sister Faye Jean (Larry) Brandstetter of Red Oak and a nephew Dan Brandstetter.
In the spring, the family will hold a private memorial service at Cushing, where her parents and grandparents are buried.