The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

December 30, 2013

Mary W. Carr

Former insurance agent had son in Grove City


- — Mary W. Carr, formerly of New Castle and Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 29, 2013, in Grove Manor, Grove City. She was 98.

Mrs. Carr was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Slippery Rock Township to William A. Wright and Josephine White Wright.

She was an insurance agent with Barron-Rogan Insurance Agency.

Prior to her membership at Tower Presbyterian Church in Grove City, Mrs. Carr was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in New Castle.

Mary was a past matron of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 105, New Castle; and Wimodausis.

She was preceded in death on June 16, 2000, by her husband of 65 years, Howard H. Carr, whom she married July 27, 1934.

Surviving are: a son, Kenneth Carr and his wife Janet, Grove City; a daughter-in-law, Judy Carr, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Adah Gosnell, Poland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, William Carr; a sister, Lauretta Taylor; a brother, D. Allan Wright; a grandson, David Carr; and a great-grandson, Keenan Packard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tower Presbyterian Church, 248 S. Broad St., Grove City, PA 16127; or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Mrs. Howard H. (Mary W.), 98, Grove City, formerly of New Castle and Fort Myers, Fla.

Calling hours: 10 a.m. to time of service Thursday (1-2-14) in R. CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle. Online condolences may be offered by visiting

Service: Funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with the Rev. Jodie Smith, Mrs. Carr’s niece, officiating.

Burial: Graceland Cemetery, New Castle.