Eugene Woollums was born in Ellston, Iowa on August 4, 1929 to John and Edith Woollums. He passed away on February 3, 2011 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.
Carl graduated from Ellston high school in 1947. On March 17, 1952, he married Jessie Ward of Mount Ayr in Columbia, South Carolina where they made their home until his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army. Carl was a parts man for Barker Implement in Lenox, Iowa before moving to Mason City, Iowa in 1957 where he owned and operated Woollums Implement for 27 years. A farmer at heart, he farmed for several years. Carl served as president of I.R.F.P.E. Dealers, served as president of the administrative board of the U.M.C., past president of the Mason City Country Club and was a member of the Elks Club.
His early retirement was spent traveling to all of the United States except Alaska. Carl and Jessie enjoyed 21 winters in Pharr, Texas where he liked playing golf until his health failed.
Besides his wife of 57 years, he leaves three daughters, Diane (Dr. Joe) Masternick of Rochester, Michigan, Cathy (Scott) Westermann of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Suzy (Scott) Baad of Dunedin, Florida; four granddaughters, Martha, Sarah and Jessica Masternick and Leah (Kyle) Rodgers; two stepgrandsons, Brandon and Ben Baad; sister, Reba Schmidt of Williamsburg, Iowa; brother, Perry (Sally) Woollums of Kellerton, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Helen Woollums of Des Moines, Iowa, Roxie Trullinger and Cathy Ward of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Ruth Ward of Ankeny, Iowa and Bonnie Ward of Essex, Iowa; brother-in-law, Jim (Joyce) Ward of Maryville, Missouri, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Raymond Woollums.
A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Arrangements were by Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr.
Services were conducted at the United Methodist Church in Mount Ayr on Saturday, February 5, 2011, with Rev. Skip Rushing officiating. Musicians included Deb Cannon and Simply Voices.