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CARR, Grace Haworth

Source: The Neighbor, December 13, 2006, pg A3
ROCHESTER — Grace A. Carr, 86, 1729 Wabash Avenue, Rochester, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006 in her residence. She was born Jan. 16, 1929, the daughter of William Wallace and Lessie Grace (Smith) Haworth. In 1948 in Attica she was introduced by a friend to Jim Carr, who had returned from frighting in Europe and was part owner of a local tavern. They married on Oct. 9, 1948 at the ages of 28 and 34. They had six children between 1950 and 1960. Their second child, Connie died at nine months, but the tragedy strengthened their marriage, which lasted 57 years until Jim's death on Aug. 29, 1005. She was almost 10 years younger than her only brother, Max Haworth. After graduating from the University of Illinois in 1942, she taught school for a year in Atwood. She then moved to Chicago with her sorority sister, Ginny Hislop where she worked for 18 months before the two of them headed to California to help with the war efforts at a McDonald Douglas plant just outside Los Angeles. She returned to Attica in early 1948. The Carr's built and operated the Rochester Mobile Home Court from 1957 until 1980. She also took care of the books for Carr's Trash Removal Service until the mid 1980s. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was active for many years in Tri Kappa. She was a Republican precinct committee woman and loved to play bridge and travel. She doted on her five children and adored her 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Even as she was confined to a motorized wheelchair, she got up each day eager to get together with her coffee group and catch up on local events. Survivors include: three sons, Mike (Pam) Carr, Celina, Ohio, John (Cindy) Carr, Fort Wayne, and Dave Jane) Carr, Rochester; two daughters, Patty (Mark) Tiddleton, Rochester and Bev Thompson, Winamac; ……..3 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Max Haworth; and a son-in-law, Marvin Thompson. Celebration of Life will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday …….. Wynnfield Crossing, 1729 Wabash Avenue, Rochester, with Father Joseph Jacob officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, where rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Additional visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial and gravesite services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope  Hospice of Fulton County. Online condolences may be sent to – jlr
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