Jody L. Carnes
August 20, 1963 - November 29, 2020

Jody L. Carnes

Jody L. Carnes
Aug 20, 1963 - Nov 29, 2020

Jody L. Carnes
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Jody L. Carnes, 57, of Roland, Iowa, died Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

No service will be held at this time. Condolences may be expressed online at

Born August 20, 1963, in Jefferson, Iowa, Jody Lynn Carnes was the daughter of Joseph and Mardelle (Nahnsen) Busch. She graduated from Jefferson High School with the Class of 1981, then studied accounting at Iowa State University and DMACC. She was united in marriage to Russ Carnes on March 31, 1985. Jody worked in customer service for YRC Freight in Des Moines for 25 years.

Jody enjoyed reading, playing Bingo, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Russ of Roland; two children, Brandon (Lydia) Carnes of Chicago, IL, and Ashley (Dan) Reinsch of Roland; three grandchildren, Elliot Carnes, and Weston and Theodore Reinsch; and her mother, Mardelle Busch of Treasure Island, FL.

She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Busch.

Ames Monument & Cremation Center has been entrusted with the care of Jody and her family.


Traci Dye on Dec 13, 2020

I worked with Jody at Yellow, she was a co-worker then my supervisor and worked diligently to be the best at both. Mostly, she was full of pride for her children and family, beaming when she spoke of them. Her big heart and personality will be missed. Rest in peace Jody.

Jody Carnes on Dec 7, 2020

Kyle Hoff on Dec 6, 2020

CandleI’ve known Jody since 1978. My Grandpa built a lake house on Black Hawk Lake in Lake View Iowa.
Jody’s parents had a lake house down the street. I grew up in Ames Iowa about 100 miles from lake view.
Jody and I would always check to see if either one of us was up visiting the Lake for the weekend. Both our parents owned boats. Jody’s Dad had the fastest Jet Boat on the Lake. Jody also had a Jet ski, so we had fun with Boating and Jet skiing in the Summer months growing up. Jody was a few years older than me and when she turned 16 got a Pontiac Sunbird for her Birthday and later a Trans Am. I’m not sure if her Parents really knew where she was all the time after getting the new car. She would come to Ames occasionally to visit me about a 50-mile drive from Jefferson Iowa where she grew up. As we all know, Jody was a Very Sweet likable person and fit in with my friends effortlessly. We as a car full of friends, went to about every concert in Ames & Des Moines with Jody. I would say 90% of the concerts where on a school night. I always made it to school somehow. The show’s in Des Moines had to be a very late night for Jody. She would drop us off in Ames about a 40-mile drive from Des Moines and have another hour drive back to Jefferson. I never asked if she made it to school the next day.
After Jody got married, I didn’t see her very much, but we stayed in touch with an occasional phone call every once in a while. Jody was the nicest person who would do anything for anyone. She is truly missed by all that have known her. Prayers to Jody’s Family!

Erin Sheehy on Dec 4, 2020

I met Jody at Yellow. She was so kind and generous and one of the hardest working people I had ever met. Her heart was pure gold. My condolences to the family. Rest In Peace Jody

Lisa Hubbard on Dec 3, 2020

Jody was such an amazing person to be around and she never turned down a challenge. She was one of the hardest working people I’ve ever known. She cared deeply and was loved by so many. Rest In Peace dear Jody. Prayers and love to her family.

Nancy on Dec 3, 2020

CandleI knew Jody when she married Russ, memories go way back to the 1980's, she loved to have a good time and be with friends. Rest in peace. So sorry to family for her loss.

Karin Wilson on Dec 3, 2020

Jody & I became friends when she worked at YRC. Jody had a wonderful personality, and never knew a stranger! We enjoyed meeting for Lunch from time to time at Hickory Park in Ames.
My prayers are with Jody's family. She is truly missed by all who knew her.

Sara Guzman on Dec 3, 2020

I met Jody more than 25 yrs ago and became friends immediately. Jody’s children Brandon and Ashley were friends also. I have many many memories of the times we spent together. Jody was a great friend mother and grandmother. I was able to visit and spend time with Jody while she was in hospice. She is and will continue to be missed by me. Rest in peace my friend.

Anne davenport on Dec 3, 2020

I knew Jody for over 20 years and enjoyed working with her at YRC . Her daughter Ashley was kind enough to babysit my kids several years ago. Jody will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family



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