Wartburg secretary leaves behind wardrobe for students near graduation

Published: Nov. 16, 2016 at 5:46 PM CST
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A Waverly woman is leaving behind something she hopes will make Wartburg women a little more successful.

Wartburg Television reports Cindy Carlson served as secretary to Wartburg College's presidents until her death in October. Carlson was diagnosed with breast cancer and a chemically induced blood cancer that happened as a result of her chemotherapy.

But before she died, she had a wish to provide her wardrobe to students who are about to graduate getting ready for working world or going on job interviews.

So Carlson's Closet opened earlier this week. It offers shoes, jewelry and clothing at no cost to female students in their senior year.

Amy Prestholt said in the free merchandise will be helpful when she starts student teaching next semester.

It's a perfect time in our lives, again transitioning to having to dress professionally everyday so it's great that we're able to kind of get these free and add them to our collection," Prestholt said.

Carlson was also a Cabi clothes consultant.


Some family and friends say she had a lot of clothes to give.