Darrell Carr 1928-2016
Darrell E. Carr, 88, of Topeka, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at McCrite Plaza.
He was born in Butler County on Jan. 18, 1928, the son of William and Mary (Woodburn) Carr.
Darrell married Mary L. Burns in Mayetta on Sept. 1, 1956. She survives.
Darrell was in the Army during the Korean conflict. After returning from the Army he graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in education. He worked in credit collection for the ARMCO Steel Corporation in Topeka until 1973 and also in Middletown, Ohio, from 1973 to 1990. Darrell previously taught and coached at Circleville. After retirement he worked as a substitute teacher for Seaman District from 1990 to 2008.
He loved watching sports, square dancing, vegetable gardening, watching his grandchildren and spending time with his family. Darrell was a member of the American Legion and St. Matthew Catholic Church.
He is survived by his children, Bradley “Brad” (Mattie) Carr, Topeka, William “Bill” (Greda) Carr, Aberdeen, S.D., Julie (Michael) Dimeo, Issaquah, Wash., and Catherine (Richard) Wieder, Chesterfield, Mo.; three grandchildren, Sarah Wieder, Denver, Colo., Rob Wieder, Tampa, Fla., and Dan Wieder, Chesterfield, Mo.; and one great-grandson, Troy Chalcraft, in Washington. Darrell was preceded in death by his six siblings, Dale, Virginia, Polly, Paul, Jack and Elton; and also a grandson, Ben Dimeo.
Darrell will lie in state after 2 p.m. on Thursday at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, where graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or to the Rose Hill United Methodist Church. and sent in his memory to the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 S.W. Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.
Online condolences and fond memories may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com