Gertie Anna Thomas Carr
Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 10/2/2017 at 18:00:26
Mrs. A. H. Carr
Gertie Anna Thomas Carr, daughter of Silas and Laurie Thomas, was born January 31, 1877 on a farm near Eureka, Adams County, Iowa. all that loving hands could do was of no avail and she passed away quietly at 5:30 p.m., March 27, 1949 at her home in Corning, Iowa, after an illness of several months, at the age of 72 years, 1 months, and 27 days.
She spent her entire life in Adams County where she was loved and respected by all who knew her. On March 9, 1892, she was united in marriage to Ankrom H. Carr. To this union two sons were born, Vernon L. of Greeley, Colorado and Dale M. of Adams County. Vernon, his wife and son, Marland, came to Greeley to be with her during her illness.
She and her husband retired from their farm home near Carl, Iowa where they had spent most of their married life, nearly five years ago. Since that time they have resided in their home in West Corning.
Besides her faithful and devoted husband and two sons, Vernon and Dale, and their wives, she leaved four grandchildren to mourn her loss, Marland, Nadine, Jerry, and Lorene.
She is also survived by two brothers, William O. Thomas of Corning and Dr. Clyde S. Thomas, Cincinnati, Ohio, one sister, Mrs. Della Stapies of Corning; two aunts, Mrs. Ida Bugg and Mrs. Eva Perico, both of Hennessey, Oklahoma; and a number of nephews, nieces, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Myrtle, who died in infancy, and one brother, Dr. John L. Thomas, who died in Bassett, Nebraska in 1917.
She was a kind, thoughtful, and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by her many friends and loved ones.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, March 30, at 2:30 p.m. from the Federated Church in Corning in charge of Rev. Harry K. Rogers, assisted by Rev. Lawrence Murphy. Music was by Gerald Thomas accompanied by Miss Mary Maskers. Pallbearers were Frank Packenham, Earl Falconer, Frank Mack, Earl Shinkle, J. E. Roberts, and Weaver Cooper. Interment was made in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Adams County Free Press, March 31, 1949, page 19
Adams Obituaries maintained by Kathy Parmenter.
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