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Janice E. “Ma” Carr, 87, long time resident of Greene NY, passed away at Lourdes Hospital December 15, 2022, after fighting double pneumonia and covid. She was predeceased by her son Jerry Carr, granddaughters Brittany Carr and Guilouse Bush and grandson Dakota Bush, great great grandson Little Fig, brothers Robert and Malvin Eldred, sister Shirley (Richard) Detweiler and her parents Herbert and Carrie Eldred.
Born in Honesdale, PA, her family later moved to Greene, NY where she graduated from GCS and met the love of her life, John H. Carr, who survives her. They were married in the Greene FUMC on April 3, 1954, with all 68 years happily married. Jan is also survived by her loving daughter (granddaughter) Kristie Carr (John) Gregware and her children Ariel (Ethan) Nelson, John Moran, Rochelle (Kyle) Crispell, Caden, Melana, Lillie and Noah Gregware and her great great grandson Kolton Crispell who Jan loved watching grow every day and was looking forward to seeing him at Christmas and walking. John and Jan lived with Kristie for over 5 years and many adventures were taken and shenanigans were happening, making every day a memorable one.
She is also survived by sons Jeffrey (Michelle) Carr, Jamey (Robyn) Carr and James (Kelly) Carr. Grandchildren Jonathon Carr, Dan (Bridgete) Carr, Daniel (Megg) Bush, Nicholas Carr, Lisa (Brad) Rowe, Matt Carr. Several great grandchildren Braylee, Grace, Macaylah, Adison, Adialeze, Lyla and Bentley. Her siblings Donald (Ruth) Eldred, Linda (Charles) Safford, Arthur (Yvonne) Eldred, Barry (Cecelia) Eldred and sisters-in-law Patsy Eldred and Betty Eldred. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins.
Jan worked at The Evening Sun on Hale St. Norwich with paper carriers for 30 years. She and John were also Chenango County Foster Parents for over 20 years. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Greene singing in the choir, served as church treasurer, Applefest treasurer, joined mission group, helped bake apple pies and cakes for the children’s home and church fish fries. Jan spent many hours a day making stuff for others and enjoyed it. She made Ugly Quilts for the homeless, lap robes for nursing home residents, hats and mittens for Rotary and OFC Head Start, baby hats for CMH Maternity, baby blankets for PCAP and anyone else she knew who was going to have a baby, she took pride in making prayer shawls that were given out to so many who needed that comfort. Jan also helped deliver meals on wheels and worked at the Greene Food Pantry. Jan was the most selfless, caring person to all who knew her, we have no doubt she is singing in the angel’s choir and will forever watch over those she loved.
Although mom enjoyed her flowers, she is no longer here to enjoy them. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Greene Central School Music Department or the First United Methodist Church of Greene.
Friends may call at the First United Methodist Church, S. Chenango St., Greene on Monday from 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM. Funeral services will be held in the Church on Tuesday at 12:00 PM with Pastor Michelle Clark officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY. Memories and condolences may be shared at behefuneralhome.com
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