Funeral Services: Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Orient United Methodist Church with burial in the Penn Avenue Cemetery, Rural Greenfield.
Open Visitation: Friday, September 30, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Family Visitation: Friday, September 30th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: To the Orient United Methodist Church or the Adair County Historical Society.
Sylvia Ann Carr was born to Warren A. and Clara M. (Garoutte) Schwab on May 28, 1935, in Adair County, Iowa. She passed away peacefully on September 27, 2011, at her home at the age of 76.
Sylvia grew up in Richland Township in Adair County and graduated from Richland High School in 1952. She went on to business school at Commercial Extension in Omaha, Nebraska. On October 5, 1957, she was united in marriage to Harold Carr in the Penn Avenue Church, rural Greenfield. To this union four children were born, Alan, Cathy, Linda and Ruth.
Sylvia lived her entire life in Richland Township except for the four years in Omaha. She was the Orient United Methodist Church Secretary, bus driver, substitute school secretary and cook at the Orient-Macksburg School, farm wife and mother. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, bell choir and family activities. She was a member of the Orient United Methodist Church, Adair County Historical Society and the Adair County 4-H.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Carr of Greenfield; son, Alan Carr and wife Diane of Greenfield; daughters, Cathy Manring and husband Joe of Olathe, Kansas, Linda Smith and husband Scott of Minneapolis, MN, Ruth Spear and husband Grant of Las Vegas, NV; eleven grandchildren, Nichole, Amanda, Matthew, Nathaniel, Joshua Carr, Katie and Ryan Manring, Austin and Lauren Smith, and Brandon and Brittany Spear; two sisters, Carol Bucher and husband Eugene of DuBois, NE and Cathy Rohrig and husband Norman of Richland, WA; brother, Gerald Schwab and wife Martha of Holt, MI; other relatives and many friends.