Created on Saturday, 29 December 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Judith “Judy” Darlene Carr, 68, of Bloomdale, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Bridge Hospice at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.
Judy was born in Edgerton on Feb. 19, 1944, to the late Raymond and Ola Stotz Paxton. She also was preceded in death by six siblings, Harold Paxton, Irene Gertrude (Elmer) Lane, Jim (Cindy) Paxton, Richard Paxton, Robert Paxton and Evelyn Klopfenstein.
On Oct. 28, 1962, Judy married Douglas B. Carr and they celebrated their 50th anniversary earlier this year. Douglas is a retired engineer from the former Fostoria Industries, Fostoria.
Judy is survived by a daughter and three sons, Elaine (Todd) Parshall of Jackson, Mich., Michael (Audra) Carr of Holt, Mich., Edward (Lisa) Carr of Pickerington and Wesley Carr of Toledo; six grandchildren, Brandt and Delaney Parshall, Logan and Breanna Carr, and Gabby and Gillian Carr; many nieces and nephews; and was especially close to her niece Diane Flickinger, Bowling Green; one sister and two brothers, Shirley Ann (Jon) Cottrell of Holly Springs, Miss., Wilbur (Gertie) Paxton of Bryan, and Raymond Paxton.
In addition to raising her four children, Judy was active in her local church, sewing with the Missions Sewing Group, and worked various jobs, including Rax Restaurant in Findlay and Blakely Care Center in North Baltimore.
A cancer survivor of more than 20 years, Judy also battled diabetes and other ailments later in life. Her strong, quiet and loving presence will be missed at family gatherings. We love you, Mom!
The Rev. Jeffrey Lee Ridenour conducts a service at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Kirkpatrick-Behnke Funeral Home, Findlay, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial is in the Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway.
Memorial donations may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 N. Garfield St., Bloomdale 44817.
Express condolences at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.