Carolyn “Twiggy” Wyatt

Carolyn "Twiggy" Wyatt

Carolyn “Twiggy” Wyatt

Carolyn “Twiggy” Wyatt
June 29, 1946 – February 25, 2014
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 67
Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Niece, Cousin, and Friend

Carolyn “Twiggy” S. Wyatt, 67, of Oskaloosa died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.

Carolyn was born June 29, 1946, in Mahaska County, the daughter of Herbert and Mildred Sellars Dannels.

Carolyn graduated from Oskaloosa High School with the class of 1965. On May 28, 1971, she was united in marriage to Russell D. Wyatt in Oskaloosa. Russell died June 29, 2006.

Carolyn worked at Maytag in Newton for 25 years, she retired from there in 1992. In 1995, she started working at William Penn College, she retired from there in 2012.

Carolyn enjoyed playing cards, trips to the casino, dancing and volunteering at the V.F.W. and the Eagles. She also enjoyed working with her friends. She always looked forward to vacations at Green Acres near Rathbun Lake.

She was a member of the V.F.W. and the Eagles Auxiliaries. Carloyn had a fighter’s spirit and was joking with her family and caretakers up until the very end. She was always willing to lend a hand and help out whenever she could.

Her family includes her two children and their spouses, Walter (& Melonee) Wyatt of Newton, Iowa and Rhonda (& Trey) Gerke of Richmond, Texas; a step-son and his wife, Ronnie (& Lori) Wyatt of New Sharon; four grandchildren: Sophia and Kolton Gerke, Corrie Beth Wyatt and Tyler Cremeens; her brother: Gary Dannels of Beacon; a special friend: Lyle Davis of Barnes City; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

In addition to her husband, Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother in infancy.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 28, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Reverend Charlie McMillian officiating.
Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will begin Thursday morning after 11 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel and the family will be at the funeral chapel from 5-8 Thursday evening to greet friends and relatives.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.



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