She was born on May 8, 1926, in Parsons to Michael Timothy and Grace (Moore) Carr. She resided in the Pittsburg area for her early years and later moved to California following a career in nursing. She received nurse’s training at Fort Scott Community College and later received her masters in nursing degree at Washington University in St. Louis.
She taught nursing at the University of California and worked for St. John’s Hospital in California. When she moved back to the Pittsburg area, she was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg. She was a National League of Nursing certified member, a member of numerous other Catholic organizations and will be most remembered by her love of being around and teaching young people.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews who loved and cared for her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Robert Carr, Leo Carr, Michael Carr, Loretta O’Rourke, Florence Finch and Dorothy McFadden.
The Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg with the Rev. Michael Baldwin as celebrant. Family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. The graveside committal service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Parsons. Bath Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences can be left at www.bathnaylor.com.