Lois "Jean" Carr - 91

2/10/1928 - 4/23/2019

Byron, IL

Lois “Jean” Carr, age 91, passed away on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at Pinecrest in Mt. Morris. She was born on February 10, 1928 in Rockford the daughter of Linus and Belva (Garman) Brantner.  She was a graduate of Byron High School Class of 1946. She married James Carr on April 15, 1950; he preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2014. Lois worked in packaging for Amerock; she also worked for DG Clothing and Cleaners and Yvonne’s Clothing. She was a member of the United Church of Byron. She enjoyed cheering on her grandchildren at their various sporting events, spending time with family and friends and sitting outside with James enjoying conversation and watching the cars go by. She is survived by her children, Steve (Deb) Carr of Vernon Hills, IL, Vicky (Jerry) Whitchard of Centerville, TN, and Kevin (Joanne) Carr of Byron; grandchildren, Douglas (Alexis Mathews) Carr, Caitlin Carr, April Burleson, Andrew (Brandy) Lahr, Katie (Dwight) Bivens, Ashley (Michael) Cuddy, Anthony Wittemeyer, and Megan Carr; and great grandchildren, Adrianna, Jared, Liam, Emily, and Griffin. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Harold, Max, and Harlan. The family would like to thank the staff at Pinecrest Terrace for their loving care of Jean and the members of the United Church of Byron for their cards and prayers. Funeral services will be held Saturday April 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. in Byron with Pastor Randy Snider officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the United Church of Byron, Pinecrest Good Samaritan Fund, or Serenity Hospice and Home.


Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Friday April 26, 2019 at the Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron.


Funeral services will be held Saturday April 27, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Byron

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