Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 17, 1988
OBITUARY - SARAH ELIZABETH "SALLY" (O'TOOLE) CARR
Sarah (Sally) Elizabeth CARR, daughter of Michael J. O'TOOLE and Jennie DALEY O'TOOLE, was born April 26, 1903 in St. Louis,
Missouri. She passed away October 15, 1988 at the age of 85 years at Clearview Home, Mount Ayr, Iowa, where she had lived
for the past three years.
Sally attended school in St. Louis and worked there until she was married June 28, 1932 to
Eugene E. CARR of Mount Ayr. They made their home in Mount Ayr where he was an automobile dealer and she a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Mount Ayr where she was very active in earlier years. Her greatest enjoyment was having
her family around her and she will be remembered by them for her wonderful sense of humor, caring ways, and positive outlook
Sally was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, in 1986; a daughter, Ann, in 1956; her parents; one brother
and four sisters.
She is survived by daughter, Jane, and her husband, Bob CONWAY, of Knoxville, Iowa; a daughter,
Marilyn, and her husband, John BESH, of Livingston, Alabama; a daughter, Karen, and her husband, Andy LORENCE of Lake
Elmo, Minnesota; two sisters, Margaret LAWLOR, and a twin sister, Anne ROSS, both of St. Louis, Missouri; and ten grandchildren -
Jeff CONWAY, Beaumont, Texas; Dave CONWAY, Knoxville, Iowa; Dan CONWAY, Kansas City, Missouri; Kelley CONWAY, San
Francisco, California; Kristi CONWAY, Birmingham, Alambama; Mike BESH and Ann BESH of Alabama; Susan COMENSKY, Birmingham,
Alabama; Dave BESH of Mississippi; and, Bob BESH of Ames, Iowa.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 18, 1988,
at St. Joseph's Church in Mount Ayr, with services being conducted by Rev. John ZEITLER, and music provided by Joyce
WEEHLER and Kathleen TAYLOR. Grandchildren served as casketbearers.
Burial was in the Maloy [St. Mary's] Cemetery.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010
Creston, Union County, Iowa
OBITUARY - SARAH "SALLY" CARR, Mount Ayr
MOUNT AYR - Sarah Elizabeth "Sally" CARR, 85, of Mount Ayr died Saturday, Oct. 15, 1988, in Mount Ayr.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mount Ayr. The Rev. John ZEITLER will officiate with
burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery at Maloy. A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Wilson-Watson Funeral
Home in Mount Ayr. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Disease fund.
Mrs. CARR was born April 26, 1903, in St. Louis, Mo., to Michael and Jennie (DALEY) O'TOOLE. She moved to Mount Ayr
in 1932. She married Gene CARR June 28, 1932, in St. Louis, Mo., and he died in 1986. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Jane (Mrs. Robert) CONWAY of Knoxville, Marilyn (Mrs. John) BESH of Livingston, Ala., and
Karen (Mrs. Andrew) LORENCE of Lake Elmo, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Anne ROSS and Margaret LAWLOR of St. Louis, Mo.
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