Anna Mary Carr

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Anna Mary Carr

Anna Mary Carr
July 16, 1910 • April 5, 2016

Anna Mary Carr, 105, of New Hampton, Iowa died peacefully at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center early Tuesday morning, April 5, 2016.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m.  Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with her grandsons, Bob Carr, Dave Carr, Dr. Pete Peraud, Dr. Dominic Peraud, Mike Carr and Dr. Mathew Luzum serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters, Dr. Barb Boeding, Jane Paulus, Sue Jennings, Ann Peraud Cooke, Dr. Cathy Bedford, Karen Southern, Michele Cameron, Elizabeth Luzum, Paula Sarsland, Dr. Amy Edman, Jennifer Dziedzic and Kathleen Catlett.

Visitation iss from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 8 at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton where there was a 4:00 p.m. Catholic Daughters of the Americas rosary and a 7:30 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continued beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.   

Anna Mary McKone Carr was born July 16, 1910 at the McKone family home in Lawler, IA, the daughter of Charles and Anna Margaret (Bollinger) McKone. Anna Mary was baptized at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and attended school there through the 8th grade. She graduated from Lawler High School as valedictorian of the class of 1929. Her college years were spent at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota and completed at Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) in Cedar Falls, IA. Anna Mary taught primary grades (1,2,3,4) at Lawler Public School for four years until her marriage in 1938.

June 7, 1938, Hubert B. Carr and Anna Mary McKone were married (at 7am on a Tuesday morning) at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Lawler, IA. They made their home and raised their family on the Carr farm northeast of New Hampton. Five children were born to this union. After Hubert’s death  April 16, 1978, Anna Mary moved into New Hampton.

Anna Mary lived 105 years, eight months and 20 days. She had a full and active life with many interests and activities. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, Rosary Society, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas for more than 75 years. She was also a 4-H leader. She worked at St. Joseph Hospital for 10 years in the business office. She volunteered at the church, the hospital, nursing homes, and Meals on Wheels delivery. Anna Mary loved reading, bridge, travel, and genealogy. She continued to play bridge with the Fleur de lis Club until she was 102 years old. Trips included London, Ireland, Rome, Mexico. Family was very important to her, and she welcomed each addition to the large clan with the warmth and love and hospitality that were her hallmark. For 39 years, the annual trip to Lakecrest Resort in Minnesota gave her a chance to spend time with many relatives.

Anna Mary is survived by four of her children; Dr. James (Mary Kay) Carr of New Hampton, Janet (William) Luzum of Benson, Minnesota, William (Maryellen) Carr of Lakewood Ranch, FL, Dr. Mary Sharon (Dr. Joseph) Peraud, of Fredericksburg, IA. She had 18 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Carr; her parents; a son, Michael Hubert in infancy in 1949, and three brothers: Chester Mckone, Charles McKone and Francis McKone.

Anna Mary will be remembered as a loving and beloved mother and grandmother and great-grandmother and as an example of a long life well-lived.

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