Carolyn Cozette (Wirtz) Millice

1939 - 2023


Carolyn Cozette (Wirtz) Millice was born March 9, 1939, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Dr. R.W. and Pauline (Parry) Wirtz. Carolyn graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1958. Following graduation, Carolyn married her high school sweetheart, James Dennis Millice, on Oct. 15, 1961, in Washington, Iowa. She attended Paris Beauty School in Cedar Rapids. Carolyn was a beautician for nine years, running the Elite Beauty Salon in Wellman. She then worked as a housekeeper at Highlander Inn for 14 years and Mid-Prairie Schools for six years. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Rebekah Lodge, Lioness Club,National Guard Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, Red Hat Ladies and worked with Cub Scouts for eight years. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, traveling and had visited all 50 states and Europe. Carolyn passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospital at the age of 84. She is survived by her husband: James of Wellman; son: Andrew Millice of Coggon; and a grandson: Chase Millice.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Anthony Millice; stepmother:  Korene Wirtz; a brother: Dr. Larry L. Wirtz; and sister-in-law: Carolyn WirtzA visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, 2023, at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman. A private family burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for Wellman QRS. Messages and tributes can be sent to the family at