In Memory

Carollee Franklin (Wallen) - Class Of 1948

Carollee Genice Wallen

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

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Carollee Genice Wallen

 

Dec. 4, 1929 - Dec. 29, 2016

McCOOK, Neb. -- Carollee Genice Wallen of McCook passed away shortly after her 87th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.

Carollee was born on Dec. 4, 1929, in Des Moines, Iowa, to parents, Joseph and Jean (Akers) Franklin. She graduated in 1948 from McCook High School.

On Nov. 22, 1947, Carollee was united in marriage to Robert Lynn "Bob" Wallen in McCook. They made their home on a farm southwest of McCook, where they raised their three children. Carollee was an integral part of the farm, whether it be hauling meals to the field, running after parts, raising a large garden and keeping the farm books.

She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church. Carollee loved the farm where she could enjoy her birds, cats, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was an avid Husker fan and loved the time she and Bob spent traveling.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Jean Franklin; son, Daniel Joseph Wallen; son-in-law, Dennis Stewart; sister, Elaine Jacobson; and brother, Jerry Franklin.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Bob Wallen of McCook; daughter, Lynda Wallen of San Antonio, Texas; son, Timothy Wallen and wife, Phyllis, of McCook; daughter-in-law, Kathy Wallen of McCook; sister, Shirley Rotter of Norfolk; brother, Jimmy Franklin of Omaha; grandchildren, Nichole Wallen, Chris (Stephanie) Wallen, Kelli Wallen Saul, Brett Wallen, Bryan (Sasha) Taylor, Erica Hill, Larry Taylor and Mike Taylor; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to McCook Memorial United Methodist Church.

Memorial service will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2016, 3 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook with Pastor Jeff Kelly officiating.

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.