Carole J. Bauer

Carole J. Bauer

Carole J. Bauer, 84, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

She was born on May 16, 1939, in Dongola, the daughter of Willis and Flora Smith Russell.  

She married Louis W. Bauer on Nov. 7, 1964. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2004.

She was a full-time Maw Maw and Great Maw Maw.  Her life revolved around her family. She was a member of Connect Point Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Neely (Blake) Chandler and Jamie Bauer (Zach Butler); grandchildren Kaleb Russell Bauer, Gage Keaton Ashby, Regan Cade Ashby, Ethan Wayne Hileman-Bauer and Travis Scott Burgher; great-grandchildren Jesse James Bauer and Braeleigh Louise Bauer; brother-in-law Roger Craig; sisters-in-law Sue Bauer and Teresa Bauer; other relatives and many special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son Russell Wayne Bauer; three brothers; four sisters; and brother-in-law Steven Ray Bauer.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with the Rev. Steve Guined officiating. Inurnment will be at Jonesboro Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials can be made to a fund for Jesse James Bauer and Braeleigh Louise Bauer or to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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