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Mary Ellen Carr
Mary Ellen CarrGardeningMary Ellen Carr 92 of Richwood, died peacefully early Wednesday morning June 28, 2017 at the Kobacker House in Columbus.

She was born December 24, 1924 in Ostrander to the late Alex and Lucille (Godfrey) Sours, she was also predeceased by her husband William E. Carr, they were married April 27, 1946 in Marion and he died January 16, 1993, also one son Fred Carr and three grandchildren: James William Carr, Jason Edward Carr and Kasarah Elizabeth Darst-Carr.

Mary was a homemaker, who enjoyed researching genealogy, she was very involved in both the Union and Marion County Genealogy Societies. She loved being outdoors, whether it was working in her flower or vegetable gardens, watching birds or taking care of her cats.

Mary was a member of the former Zion United Church of Christ in Prospect and when it closed she attended the Prospect United Methodist Church. She was known to transport young and old to church when she was able.

Mary was one of those people that never knew a stranger, on her travels she would always know someone and if she didn’t, by the end of the trip she had made new friends.

She enjoyed taking pictures and had been a columnist for the Richwood Gazette, covering the Prospect News.

Surviving are her children: Leroy (Jackie) Carr of Baltimore, Gary (Heidi) Carr of Prospect and Judy Carr of Richwood,
grandchildren: Allison Carr, Derek (Jennifer) Miller, Andrew (Audrey) Miller, Kellie Jackson, Ryan (Samantha) Carr, Caitlin (Will) Gracely, Nicci (Derek) Sprouse-Grosso and Carrie (Tony) Robbins.

Great grandchildren: Jaden, Kaeda, Hudson and Cambria Miller, Tayden Jackson, Tristan, Nolan and Gavyn Carr, Liam and Mila Gracely, Hannah Sprouse and Connor and Kale Robbins
Sisters: Cora (Don) Pfister of Richwood, Edna Mae (Bob) Wilcox of Richwood, Ruth Faust of Cardington and Helen Dunn of Marion

Funeral services will be held Saturday July 1, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Prospect United Methodist Church, Pastor Carolyn Christman will officiate, burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery, friends may call Friday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kobacker House at 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43214 and or the Prospect United Methodist Church at 203 North Elm Street Prospect, OH 43342

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#1 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Leroy, Gary & Judy
Prayers are lifted up for your families. Mary was a special lady.  She was a big help in getting me started in genealogy.  She will be missed.
Becky Jacobs Rynders

#2 from: Kelly & Mark Primavera
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Mary was such a special soul. Loved all the talks we have had at the restaurant.. She will be missed by all of us here.

#3 from: Karen Elaine Landon
Byhalia,Oh.-Ft. Pierce, Fl.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Carr Family,
  In this time of sadness may you see God in the faces of friends, hear him in their voices, feel him in the touch of their hands.May their help, caring, and sympathy reflect his love and kindness at this time when you need him most. With caring thoughts.

#4 from: Jack and Evelyn Porter
Dawsonville, GA
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 4:02 PM

Leroy, Gary and Judy, we are so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.  Your mother always made me feel welcome when growing up.  Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

#5 from: Mary Carnes Napper
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 4:11 PM

My sincere sympathy to the Carr Family

#6 from: Rita Headington Parker
Richwood, OH  43344
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:03 PM

Whenever I saw Mary she always had a smile and something to share with me about her family or a mutual friend.  She had a wonderful life and will not be forgotten.  My thoughts are with her family.  Rita Rubeck Headington Parker

#7 from: Judy Churchill
Auburn, Washington
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:10 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Mary's passing.  I met Mary in 2002. I was travelling across the USA doing research on my Gearhart family who were from Richwood.  Mary met me at the Richwood library and brought me two books that she had helped put together that had information about my family. I saw Mary again in 2006 on another one of my trips, I was stopping to see Martha and Ruth Sivey who were at a place in Marion and they surprised me by having Mary be there. Mary and I became the best of friends and we kept in contact via telephone. We always had such wonderful conversations. My last conversation with Mary was actually a few days before her stroke. Mary was such a wonderful woman, so warm and loving and I am going to miss her very much.

#8 from: Ruth Halbert
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:04 PM

Gary and Heidi,  I can see such beauty & love in your Mom's sweet face.  Even though I have never met her, I can sense her beauty.  Blessings and sympathy in your loss.  Love you.  Aunt Ruth & & Uncle Dick

#9 from: Rebecca George
Richwood, Ohio
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:21 PM

  Although Mary and I have lived just about a mile apart, we first met at an Ohio Genealogical Convention in Columbus, Ohio in 1979.  After that we spent many hours meeting, traveling, working and talking about genealogy.  We even found we had two or three lines of family connections.
  She will certainly be missed.

#10 from: Darus and Sue Bumgartner
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 8:25 PM

The Carr family,
 We send our sincere sympathy at the loss of your dear mother. We know that the love of family and friends and the wonderful memories you share will sustain you in the days ahead.

Our love to you all,
Darus and Sue

#11 from: John Rouse
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:15 PM

Judy, Gary, and Leroy,
 I'm so sorry for your loss. Having grown up in the Zion church of Christ I have very fond memories of your mother. Mary was my Sunday school teacher as well as that of all my sisters and brother. I remember her taking us on a field trip to see the baby chicks around Easter time. I know all of gods children are promised a home in heaven but I gotta figure Mary,s is going to be extra special.   God bless

#12 from: Sam & Debbie McPherson
Marion, Ohio
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:30 PM

What a sweet lady. Always a smile and kind word.  She raised some amazing kids and I know she was so proud of you all!   Such a long and full life she had.  I hope you can find solace in all the memories.r
                  Take care, r
                        Deb and Sam

#13 from: Mark winkle
Green camp ohio
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 9:37 PM

So sorry for your loss. She was my church grandmother. I have too many memories of this sweet lady.

#14 from: Shelly Olsheski Dillon
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 10:50 PM

Such a great lady! I had the honor of doing some Olsheski research with her a few years ago. She was always so bubby and eas to be with. I an so sorry for your family's loss.

#15 from: Glena Savage
Marion Ohio
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 5:53 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of our precious "keeper of the petals". What a beautiful life lived to the fullest and touching others with the Grace and Kindness of God's Love. In the midst of personal sorrow, I also rejoice with you for the full assurance that Mary is now with her Lord and Savior. May God bless each of you with His Presence in the moments to come.

#16 from: Dan Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 7:31 AM


I extend my sympathy to you and your family, God Bless you all.

Dan Foos

#17 from: JJ & Lisa Appelfeller
Fort Worth, TX
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Carr family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies you are in our thoughts and prayers.
JJ & Lisa

#18 from: Pat & Larry  Krebehenne
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Leroy & Jackie--Love and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.  Your mother was a wonderful, caring and generous woman.  Cherish the memories.  Sincerely   Pat & Larry

#19 from: Donna Adams
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 3:44 PM

I have many fond memories of Mary while working at the library. Richwood has lost many of its outstanding citizens and Mary was one of them! Rest in peace Mary!

#20 from: Christina Fleming
Punta Gorda, FL
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 8:46 PM

Our deepest condolences to the entire Carr family.  Wish we could attend the funeral.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  May God comfort you thru this difficult time.  

Chris and Mike

#21 from: DeAnn Ballentine
Gahanna OH
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 8:46 PM

Carr Familly:
So sorry for the loss of your dear mother Mary.  She was a person who I always,looked up to.  She was a God loving person and passed that on to many of us at Zion UFC. You knew you could always call on her to lend a helping hand.  KK and she spent many hours doing the Knickel genealogy and whenever we visited she would always have additional information for KK.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prays.  Mary will be missed.  

#22 from: Ned & Terry Bumgarner
South Carolina
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:07 PM

Sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Ned & Terry

#23 from: Richard. Pine
Port charlotte. Fla
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:10 AM

I remember going to baby sit Bill an Mary's children in th 50s on 257 my Sister Barbara was baby sitting and I went with her. then in the past few years I saw Mary at Richwood Civic center she was a wonderful  lady. My condolence to the family

#24 from: Ted and Susie Kavanagh
Richwood, OH
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:35 AM

Sincere sympathy to all of Mary's family.  She was a special lady and we know she will be missed.

#25 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West, AZ
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Our sincerest sympathy to all the Carr family. Mary was someone we first knew as teenagers. We watched her family grow. She was a wonderful part of our community and church. We know how much she will be missed by all who loved her and admired her. Today, we recall some of the precious memories we have of her and we pray that your memories will make her passing a bit easier. Our sincere condolences are being sent to you.

Tom and Peggy Knickel
Pauline Oehler

#26 from: Jill & Earl Price
La Rue
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 7:49 PM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

#27 from: Jim bob Frank
Marion Ohio
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 10:28 AM

To Leroy,Gary,Judy my condolences to the whole family your mom was sweetest person in the world and will be sadly missed RIP Mary

#28 from: Randy Wilcox
Houston, TX
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 1:34 PM

Rest well Aunt Mary. I will miss you.  Peace and love to the Carr Family.

~With Love and so many fond memories,

#29 from: Sue Imbody
Lakeland, Florida
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Mary was simply lovely to behold! Through the years following Gary and Heidi's introduction, Mary became family to me. It was always with excitement and joy each time we met, laughter brimming over with that ever-present feeling of genuine friendship and love. Mary knew her grandchildren well. She faithfully shared Sundays after church with them playfully gathered together in her home. Cousins became brothers and sisters, Moms and Dads got some special hours together yet apart from their own, who adored Grandma's Sunday kind of love! Christmas Eve's Carr family gathering celebrated Mary's birthday right along with the baby Jesus. Mary was a VIP in my eyes and in the eyes of her loving children and their families, Mary's church family, her acquaintances and friends. Mary was FUN. I will miss her, but I will fondly remember Mary with love and admiration. She was a VIP, and she was family to me.      

#30 from: Rick & Leslie Riffle
Richwood, Ohio
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 4:35 PM

Just found out about Mary, so sorry for you loss.  Mary is who helped me get started with our family history, and I am forever thankful for all her help!!  Rest in Peace, Mary.

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