In Memory Of
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Marian F. Carr
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