Obituary of Carolyn Jo Carney
West Branch, Iowa
Carolyn Jo Carney, 83, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
A memorial visitation will be held from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Branch. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Carolyn Carney Memorial Fund or via VENMO to: Leesa-Fair@Leesa-Fair-1
Carolyn was born February 5, 1939 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of Harry and Geneva (Wells) Kintz. She was a graduate of West Branch High School in 1956. On June 23, 1956 she was united in marriage to Willard “Sonny” Carney in West Branch. Carolyn had been employed with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for many years, working throughout the hospital spending the last 15 years as an administrative secretary in the Organ and Tissue Bank, retiring in 1996.
Carolyn’s favorite hobby was following her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities and events. She enjoyed watching sports, especially softball and traveling with her husband. For many years Carolyn was a caregiver to her sister Susie.
Survivors include her two daughters: Cindy Shipley and Leesa (Mike) Fair all of West Branch, grandchildren: Adam Fair, Ben (Jill) Fair, Kelli (Logan) West and Jonathan (Elisabeth) Shipley, great grandchildren: Ophelia West, Scarlett West, Elijah Fair, Tatum Leblond and 4 great grandsons to be born in 2023. Five siblings: Bud Kintz of Bellingham, WA, Dot Rood of West Branch, Susie Kintz of West Branch, Steve (Kathy) Kintz of Henderson, Nevada and David Kintz of West Branch. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sonny in 1994 and sister Kay Buck.