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Carlene Mendez

December 7, 1936 — June 16, 2023

Buffalo, Iowa


Carlene Mendez, age 86, of Buffalo, passed away on Friday, June 16, 2023, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport. Graveside services at Davenport Memorial Park will be private.

Carlene was born on December 7, 1936 in Mediapolis, IA, to Harlan and Lela (Staats) Willet.

 Survivors include brothers, Roy (Annetta) Willet, David (Kay) Willet, Bill Willet, and Harlan Willet Jr; daughter-in-law, Cindy Mendez; granddaughter, Mercedes Mendez; grandson, Harold Lewis; great-grandson, Devante Rhodes; and daughter-in-spirit, Margo Mendoza.

   In addition to her parents, Carlene was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; daughter, Sherry Mendez; son, Anthony Mendez; sisters, Ruth Heath, Helen Davis, Mary Stackfleet, and Joyce Flores; brothers, Charles Willet, Glen Willet, Michael Willet, and Robert Willet.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home

614 Main Street, Davenport, IA 52803

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