Lexington Resident: Dorothy M. Carr, age 99 (1914-2014)

Dorothy May Carr, 99, of Lexington, Nebraska, died on Friday, February 7th, 2014, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.

She was born May 18th, 1914, near Buffalo, Nebraska, in Custer County to William J. and Effie M. (Wood) Koehn. Dorothy attended school in Lexington and graduated from Cozad High School. She was united in marriage to Robert Carr on March 7th, 1934, in Norton, Kansas. Three children were born to this union; Jeanne, Richard and Linda.

Dorothy was always active during her life and loved to play cards, put jigsaw puzzles together, flower gardens, crafts, photo albums, reading, dancing, family get-togethers and volunteering at the care home with the Red Cross.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington where she served as a past Deacon and Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church. She was also a past member of the Lamplighters and VFW Auxiliary. Dorothy raised her three nephews, Steven, Roger and Robert Adams after the death of her sister Lois.

Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Linda Sweeley of Rowlett, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; nephews, Steven Adams and Robert and wife Diane Adams of Lexington; one brother, Alan Koehn of Lexington; two sisters, Maxine Feddersen of Lexington and Carolyn Koehn of Vancouver, Washington; many other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Harrol Hopkins; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Ruth Carr; son-in-law, Tex Sweeley; brothers, Ivan Earl, Ernie, Milo and Clarence; sisters, Glenrose and Lois and one nephew, Roger Adams.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Ethel Fox, C.L.P. and Reverend Caroline Vickery co-officiating.

Burial followed in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

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