Agnes A. Carr, age 98, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at her home.
She was born July 8, 1920, in Jackson County, Iowa, the daughter of Albert M. and Cordelia Pearl (Clark) Earles. Agnes graduated from Maquoketa High School with the Class of 1938 and received a teaching certificate in Iowa, teaching in a one-room school.
Agnes married Vernon W. Carr on June 2, 1940, at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Five children, three sons and two daughters were born to this union.
In September 1940, they moved to Kansas where they farmed in Allen County near Mildred, Kansas. In 1956, the family moved to Kincaid. In 1959, they moved to Garnett where they lived for the rest of their lives. She was a homemaker for many years raising her children, and then worked at a local grocery store. Agnes worked for the local newspaper from 1977 to 1985.
Agnes was a member of the First Baptist Church and The Four Winds Chapter of D.A.R., Garnett. She enjoyed reading, quilting, and enjoyed bus tours with her friends for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Carr on February 15, 1990; one son, Darrell Carr while serving in the U.S. Air Force; two brothers and four sisters.
Agnes is survived by two sons, Jimmy L. Carr of Newark, Delaware, Kevin W. Carr of Lawrence, Kansas; two daughters, Linda E. Coffman of Willcox, Arizona, and Judy Carr of Garnett, Kansas; two granddaughters, Michelle L. Cooley of Willcox, Arizona, Jeanette A. Kuharik of Garnett, Kansas; one grandson, Derik W. Carr of Wellsville, Kansas; eight great grandchildren, Jonathan Potter, Joel Potter, Jordan Potter, Joshua Potter, Jacob McCullough, Tyler McCullough, Alyssa McCullough, and Brandan Crigger; five great great grandchildren, Blake Chambless, Kaylie Chambless, Kael Potter, Drake Potter, and Zavior Crigger.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the First Baptist Church, Garnett, with burial to follow in the Garnett Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice or the First Baptist Church. You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.