Carol Dee Baughman, 87, of Pulaski passed away on January 26, 2021 at the Rehabilitation Center in Lisbon.

She was born September 23, 1933 in Wayland to Jacob and Helen Miller Graber. She graduated from Wayland High School and married James Baughman on April 19, 1952 in Wayland. James passed away on December 3, 2016.

Carol worked at the Modern Shop in Bloomfield, Iowa State Bank in Pulaski, and was a bookkeeper for many area businesses.

She enjoyed working outside on her yard, which always looked well taken care of, and canning produce from her garden. She also enjoyed reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and watching Iowa Hawkeye basketball games. She was an active member of the Pulaski Mennonite Church.

After James passed away, she moved to Lisbon to be closer to her daughter.

She is survived by a daughter, Debra (Rick) Forbes of Mt. Vernon; son, Jeff (Laurel) Baughman of Winlock, Wash.; six grandchildren, Bryan (September) Forbes, Brent Forbes, Bruce (Melissa Tamosaitis) Forbes, Zach (Courtney) Baughman, Jake Baughman, Ben Baughman; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Karen Graber of Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter; brother, Harold Graber; and sister, Linda Riley.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at the Pulaski Mennonite Church with Pastor Darrell Zook officiating. Masks are required. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at the Pulaski Cemetery.

A memorial has been established to the Pulaski Mennonite Church and may be mailed to Debra Forbes at 111 Candlestick Dr. NE, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314.

Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements and online condolences for Carol’s family may be left at

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