Carolee V. Hooker (79) of Newton

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Published on October 15 2012 10:05 am

Carolee V. Hooker, 79, of Newton died at 4pm Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Newton Rest Haven in Newton.

Funeral services will be 1pm Wednesday, October 17, at Crain Funeral Home in Newton with Rev. Brad Harper officiating.  Visitation will be from 10am Wednesday to service time.  Burial in West Lawn Cemetery in Newton.

She was born January 16, 1933 in Jasper County, the daughter of William and Bertha (Sinclair) McFarland.  She married Melvin "Gene" Hooker on September 16, 1950 and he preceded her in death on October 3, 1999.  For over 40 years, she worked for Norris Electric Co-op as a cashier until her retirement and was a member of Newton Christian Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Wenthe and husband Lindell of Newton...two grandchildren, Matthew Lee Wenthe and Kati Nicole Larson...one great-grandson...and one brother, Jesse McFarland of Moline.

She was preceded in death by her parents...her husband...brothers, Glen, Dale, Delbert and Gerald McFarland...and sisters, Florice Dufrain and Helen Wilson.

Memorials to Newton Christian Church.  Online condolences to www.crainfuneral.com.