Carol Miller Obituary

Carol Ann Miller
Carol Ann Miller
Carol Ann Miller

May 1, 1937 - March 5, 2013
Born in Ames, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Carol Ann Miller, 75, of Des Moines died Tuesday, March 5, 2013. She was born to Margaret and Virgil Bappe on May 1, 1937 in Ames, Iowa. Carol graduated from Nevada High School. She married Glenn Miller on December 7, 1957 in Ames and afterwards located to Des Moines. Carol attended the University of Northern Iowa and graduated from Drake University.

Carol volunteered in many places when her children were young but was especially talented at grant writing and eventually made this her career at Drake University. She retired from Drake University in 2004. She was a long time member of PEO, Chapter HE as well as various professional organizations.

Carol is survived by her husband of 55 years, Glenn; two daughters, Marti Johansen, friend Jeff Joslyn (North Liberty, Iowa) and Jennifer Bodin, husband Jeff Bodin (Clive, Iowa) and her grandchildren, Alex and Madelyn Bodin, who she loved dearly and laughed with often. She is also survived by brothers, Larry, Dan, and John Bappe, as well as sisters, Betty Davis, Violet Davis, Shari Dobson, and Lori Sheely; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jo Riney.

Carol loved to read, travel, and visit with the many good friends she made throughout her life. Special thanks to Dr. Tom Buroker for the gift of many extra years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310. Visitation with the family will be held from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to John Stoddard Cancer Center. Online condolences will be welcomed at

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
11:00 AM


John Stoddard Cancer Center
1221 Pleasant
Des Moines, IA US 50309