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Mahlon Lee Carothers

November 11, 1931 August 19, 2013
Mahlon Lee Carothers
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Mahlon Lee Carothers, age 81 of Council Bluffs, passed away August 19, 2013 at Mercy Hospital. Mahlon was born at the family farm in Corning, IA on November 11, 1931 the eldest child of Mahlon Willis and Thelma (Lee) Carothers. He attended rural schools in Dog Hollow and Ankeny through the 8th grade and graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1950. Mahlon joined the Navy in March 1951 and was honorably discharged in February 1955. During his service, he was stationed on the U.S.S. Brown, the U.S.S. PF8, and the U.S.S. George K. McKenzie as a radioman. After serving in the military, he resumed farming with his father until moving to the Elliott area in 1963. On September 14, 1958, he married Evelyn Lawrence and two children were born to this union. The family farmed in the Elliott, IA area from 1963 until 1967 when he discontinued farming and moved to Council Bluffs to work for Blue Star Foods and Griffin Pipe in the maintenance department. He began work at American Beef as the maintenance foreman until it’s closing in 1975. He then went to Allied Chemical which was later purchased by Arcadian Corp. and retired from there in 1991. After retirement, Mahlon worked part time at Body Tech, Walker Tire, and Epworth United Methodist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents Mahlon W. and Thelma Carothers; sisters Barbara Talmage and Janice Wheeler; brothers-in-law Jim Talmage and Bud Pollock. Mahlon is survived by his wife Evelyn Carothers; son Mahlon Ernest Carothers and wife Collette of Mapleton, IA; daughter Denise Stein and husband Paul of Griswold, IA; grandsons Kyle Stein and wife Jill of Coralville, IA; Bryan Stein and friend Kaye Lapcewich of Iowa City, IA; granddaughters Courtney (Carothers) Petersen and husband Andrew of Lee’s Summit, MO; Lindsey (Carothers) Flanigan and husband Alex of Omaha; great-granddaughter Amelia Mae Petersen; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Interment will follow at Brooks Cemetery in Brooks, IA at 4 P.M.
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