Mary Lou Carr, 86, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. She was born Nov. 21, 1931, in Lima, to the late Ruth Curtis Hall and the late Noble Magness. She was the oldest of two daughters. Her sister, Darlene Ann (Gene) Barnum of Indiana, preceded her in death.
Mary Lou married the love of her life, John Patrick Carr on Jan. 28, 1950, in Indiana, and they were married for 46 years when John passed away Feb. 19, 1996.
An abundance of love filled their home with seven beautiful children who Mary Lou adored and who were the pride of her life: the late Cheryl Snyder who had three children, Tim Bates of Oregon, Matt (Renie) Bates of Colorado and Nick (Sarah) Snyder of Centerville; the late John M. Carr of Dayton; Rick (Shelly) Carr of Huber Heights who had two children, Adam (Tarah) Carr of Dublin and Sarah (Mark) Hall of Huber Heights; David Carr of Bellefontaine who has five children, Katie (Nick) Halm of Perrysburg, Josh Carr, Emily (Brock) Coyer, Clay (Katie) Carr and Logan Carr, all of Bellefontaine, and Tasha Marie Carr of Zanesfield; Greg (Mandi) Carr of West Mansfield, who has five children, Tricia (Andy) Birt of Bellefontaine, Erica (Eric) Thompson of Wapakoneta, Shannon Marie Carr of Milford Center, and Justus Cole Black Carr and James Gabe Carr, both of West Mansfield; the late Daniel Carr of Bellefontaine who had one child, Sean Carr of Sidney; and George Patrick Carr of Bellefontaine. From these beautiful children and grandchildren, Mary Lou was given the wonderful gifts of 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Mary Lou took special pride in her only niece, Angie (Bruce) Gerdom of Indiana.
Mary Lou had many pets through the years with each one of them holding a special place in her heart. Mary Lou leaves behind a beloved puppy Bonnie Sue.
Mary Lou dedicated her life to her family and took delight in watching the family grow with each new marriage, grandchild, great grandchild and great-great grandchild. Mary Lou was a devoted Catholic, and over the years her faith grew stronger, which is evident in her last words to her family; “I love you all, I love you all very much and thank you.”
Father Shawn Landenwitch officiates a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at St Patrick Catholic Church, 316 E. Patterson Ave., Bellefontaine. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St. Bellefontaine. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Bellefontaine.
Express condolences to the family at www.edsfh.com.