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Paulette (Polly) Carter

April 9, 1945 — November 24, 2022


Paulette (Polly) Carter, 77, of Hayesville, died Thursday, November 24, 2022. A graveside service will be held Monday 10:30 a.m. November 28, 2022 at Ollie Cemetery. A celebration of life will be to follow at Grant Ranch in Sigourney from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m..

Polly was born April 9, 1945, in Oskaloosa. She was the youngest daughter of Clarence and Ruth Davis Adams. She grew up in Fremont and graduated from Sigourney High School in 1966. Polly married Carl (Dean) Carter July 23, 1966, in Sigourney. Dean and Polly, along with their 2 daughters Yvonne and Julie, lived in Lancaster before moving to Hayesville.

Polly enjoyed spending time with her family and was the life of every gathering. She would never leave the house without lipstick on and earrings in (made her feel like a lady she said). If we visited her or took her somewhere the expectation was she wanted to go out to eat!

Her favorite past time was visiting BP in Sigourney (no matter what the weather); chatting with friends over coffee and visiting with the customers. We were so grateful for this outlet, it helped her get through some very tough days as she took care of Dad.

Polly is survived by her son, Dan Ashby (Chris) of Bloomfield; daughter, Yvonne Pitsch (Tony) of Sigourney, daughter Julie Anderson (Rob) of Des Moines; 9 grandchildren: Melissa Wilkins, Jake Ashby, Megan Phillips, Renae Griffiths (Barry), Aaron Halls, Nicole Chestnut (Ben) and Amanda Griffin, Cole Anderson (Chanci), Carlee Mileham (Ryan); 16 great grandchildren. One sister, Judy Wright of Hedrick and three brothers, Clyde Adams of Sigourney, Claude Adams of California and Craig Adams of Illinois.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dean, sister Lois Tremmel and Dean and Polly’s beloved dog Tipper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Monday, November 28, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Ollie Cemetery

, Ollie, IA 52576

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Celebration of Life

Monday, November 28, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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