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Marian F. Carr

Seneca, Kansas

09/10/1924 - 12/16/2019

Marian F. Carr, 95, of Seneca, died on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca.

Marian was born on September 10, 1924, at home, in Topeka to Fay W. and Mary Alice Smith Adams. When Marian was 6 ½ years old her mother passed away and she lived with her father and grandma Mary (Nan) Smith and her little brother Bill. Marian attended Gage Grade School and later Monroe Grade school in east Topeka. Marian received her GED in 1975 in Seneca.

At the age of 18 she did her part in the WWII, as she was a messenger for the Civil Defense Volunteer Corp in San Diego, California. After returning to Kansas, she made rocket powder and was a roll press operator for Sunflower Ordinance Supplier Dept in Desoto, Kansas

On September 16, 1946 Marian married Harry Carr in Lawrence, Kansas. They moved to Seneca and Harry opened up his welding shop, which Marian helped him for over 40 years running the family business as the bookkeeper. Marian went to work at the the Campbells Soup Factory in Tecumseh, Nebraska, for 20 years before she retired. After her retirement, she worked at Fort Markley, Seneca Liquor, Friendly Diner and at McDonalds and was known as “Grandma” to many; she worked until her health prevented.

A proud moment in her life, came in 1958, when she saw her neighbor’s house was on fire; she was able to gain entry before the Fire Department arrived and saved the Smith’s children.

She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca, the V.F. W. Auxiliary, the Pony Express Society, and a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, all in Seneca. Marian enjoyed bowling, reading, BINGO, playing cards and visiting with family and friends which was always the highlight of her day.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry on September 3, 1999; a son, Harold Carr on November 24, 2017; both her parents; her step-mother Merril Adams; a brother, William Adams; for grandsons, Jason Carr, Nathan Bergman, Arron Newcomb and William Carr; and a nephew, Thomas Adams.

Marian is survived by her children, Harry Carr Jr. of Topeka, Richard Carr of Seneca, William Carr of Seneca, Nancy Lang of Wichita, Linda Dishong of Seneca, Mary Alice Stong of Seneca, Daisy (Kevin) Hiptig of Flush, Tamie Newcomb of Sabetha, Penny (Ron) of Peckerell, Nebraska; 25 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren.

Memorials are for the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery and /or to be designated later, sent in care of the family

a rosary will be prayed at 7 P.M. Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday December 21, 2019 at 10 A.M. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca. Burial will be at a later date.

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  1. karen slack on December 17, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    sorry for your loss to all the family such a wonderful woman. r,i,p, you will be missed

    • Sunnenbergs on December 20, 2019 at 8:29 am

      Condolences to her family,

  2. Tammy Anderson on December 18, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Tammy, Mary and all the rest of the family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Marian! She was such a nice lady to visit with. She had a lot of history to share!! I really enjoyed visiting with her and discussing things from the Bible. Unfortunately, due to my health, I haven’t been able to make the trip to Seneca as often anymore! Please know that you are all in our thoughts and Prayers at this difficult time.

    Tammy, Moriah and Steve Anderson

  3. Mary Jane Fleming on December 19, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Marian was a hard worker all her life. No matter how she was feeling or what was going on in her life she always had a smile on her face. She will be missed. May all the happy memories you have of her help ease the pain at this difficult time. Love, Mary Jane Fleming

  4. Ruth Wende Haen on December 20, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Marian was like a 2nd mother to me growing up. Such a wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends.

  5. Fran on December 20, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Marian was a wonderful person. She had a kind heart and has left me with many memories from my childhood to now. You all will be in my thoughts

  6. Fran Feldhausen on December 20, 2019 at 7:20 am

    So sorry to hear! Thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  7. Diane & Mike O'Shea on December 25, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Daisy, Kevin & family – So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  8. Cheryl Haverkamp on December 26, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Bill – Sorry for your loss.

  9. Waunita Haug on December 27, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    So very sorry to hear of your loss, such a wonderful lady! You were all so blessed to have in your lives for such a long time. Prayers for everyone during this painful time.

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