Joyce Carr


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2013, 7:24 pm
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Joyce LaVaun Carr, 87, Nevada, Mo., passed away Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Barone Alzheimer Care Center, Nevada.
A wake service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Visitation follows until 3:30 p.m. A committal service will be at a later date at Rock Island National Cemetery.
She was born May 22, 1925, in Walnut, Ill., to Beryl and Anna Orth Washburn. She married Edward Francis Carr Dec. 16, 1945, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death in 1992.
Joyce was raised in the Quad-Cities area. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1943.
Survivors include daughters, Kathey Carr and Jennifer Jones, and her husband, Ron, both of Nevada; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters, Wanda Wallace, Homewood, Ill., and Joanne Williams, Rock Island; daughter-in-law, Beverly Carr, Mansfield, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Anna May Washburn and Carole Diane Kehl; son, Stephen Carr; and daughter, Anne Marie Carr.












 




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