Mary Eileen Carlin

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February 19, 1939 ~ January 30, 2023

Resided in: New Hampton, Iowa

Mary Eileen Carlin, age 83, of New Hampton, IA passed away peacefully on Monday, January 30, 2023 at MercyOne Medical Center in New Hampton.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Holy Family Parish with Father Jim Goerend celebrating the mass.  Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton.

Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Saturday.  Online condolences may be left at  Memorials may be directed to the family.

Mary Eileen was born February 19, 1937, the daughter of Leo and Eileen (Sabelka) Cooney in New Hampton, IA.  As a child, Mary received her early childhood education from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School in Lawler, IA.  While in the first grade, Mary was introduced to Dan Carlin.  The pair little knew then that they would eventually become the love of each other’s life.  She attended and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1957.  After graduation, Mary went on to obtain her master’s degree in education from Iowa State Teacher’s College, now known as UNI. After completing her education, Mary began her teaching career in Oxford, IA.  She eventually received an offer to teach at her home school district, New Hampton High School.  She proudly became a Chickasaw once again.  It wouldn’t take long for the young couple to be reintroduced and after a short courtship, Mary was united in marriage to Dan on November 22, 1969.  The couple welcomed their four children, Dannette, Lea, Patrick and Paul.  As their family grew, Mary made the decision to concentrate on raising her family and working on the farm next to her husband.  She began working for Liddle’s Grocery while Patrick and Paul were in high school and retiring a short time later.

Mary and Dan enjoyed their retirement years together traveling, watching rodeos and attending their grandchildren’s sporting events.  Mary also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and playing cards.  She was a dual member of Holy Family Parish and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.  Mary was a founding member of the Zeta Chapter of the Alpha Delta Kappa, a teachers’ sorority as well as a member of the Red Hat Belles.

Those left to cherish Mary’s memories are her children, Dannette (Mike) Roethler of Charles City, Lea (Steve) Holcomb of Vernon Hills, IL, Patrick (Mik Hansen) Carlin of Marion, IA and Paul (Samantha Kemp-Carlin) Carlin of Des Moines, IA; three grandchildren, Megan (finance Deon Cleveland), Drew and Brynn Roethler and numerous extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Dan Carlin on November 18, 2014.


Visitation: February 3, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Conway-Markham Funeral Home - New Hampton
115 N. Broadway Ave.
New Hampton, IA 50659

(641) 394-4331

Visitation: February 4, 2023 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Holy Family Parish
202 N. Broadway
New Hampton, IA 50659


Mass of Christian Burial: February 4, 2023 10:30 am

Holy Family Parish
202 N. Broadway
New Hampton, IA 50659


Graveside: February 4, 2023 11:30 am

Calvary Cemetery - New Hampton
North Pleasant Hill Avenue
New Hampton, IA 50659


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  1. Sincere condolences to all. We have many memories of good times shared together. She will always have a special place in our hearts and will be deeply missed.

  2. Light a CandleOur Deepest Sympathy to the entire family of Mary Eileen’s. Prayers and Thoughts are with you during this difficult time of loss.
    James & Lyn (Meissen) Bailey

  3. We will miss this dear lady more than we can express. She was always so thoughtful and showered everyone with the best treats and nicest gifts. Much love to you all as you remember a beautiful life lived well!

  4. Light a CandleOur deepest sympathy to Mary Eileen’s family. She was full of life, love and faith. She will be missed by many. God bless.

  5. Sincere sympathy to Mary Eileen’s family. We will all miss her. She was a dear friend and neighbor. We shared good times and loved the simple things! God bless her!

  6. Deepest sympathy to Mary Eileen’s family. She was always so pleasant to talk to. May her beautiful smile shine on.

  7. All my prayers to her family. She taught me typing years ago. May her memories console you today. Jeanne and David Roder

  8. Farewell, my Friend… From high school teacher to longtime friend. I’ll keep the flowers blooming. Sadly missed; fondly remembered.

  9. Our sincere condolences to all of you kids. Your parents were always active in the concession stand for Music Boosters. Always enjoyed seeing her around town although we kind of grew apart. They raised a wonderful family! Hold onto the memories!
    Deb and Roger Lantzky

  10. My deepest sympathy to Mary Eileen’s family. She was my typing and office procedures teacher when I was in high school at New Hampton. She was a great lady! She would always ask me how I was doing when she would see me. Prayers!

  11. Light a CandleMary Eileen has been a friend for years. As a business teacher at NHHS, I was introduced to her by Loreen Heusmann. We were both in Alpha Delta Kappa, a teacher organization.

    Prayers to all of the kids, their spouses, and grandchildren.

  12. Mary Eileen was my business teacher in high school and later a patron at my library. My condolences to her family.

  13. My deepest sympathy to the Carlin Family. Mary Eileen was my home room teacher and business teacher. Many memories.

  14. My sincere sympathy to the Carlin family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary Eileen will be missed.

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