Wanda Louise (Herzet) Carr passed away on Thursday July 8, 2021 at the age of 97. She was born on October 18, 1923 in rural Marion County. Wanda was the daughter of Fred A. and Dixie Louise (Fox) Herzet. She grew up on a farm with her 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She attended a country school and graduated from Marion High School in 1940. As a teenager, Wanda worked at the Elgin Hotel in the housekeeping department.
August 3, 1940, Wanda was united in marriage to Max E. Carr. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Wanda enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting, embroidery and sewing. In her later years she enjoyed painting, reading, keeping track of her family on Facebook with her tablet and working jigsaw puzzles. Taking care of her family was her greatest joy. Wanda was a member of Eastmoor United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Sew Much Love sewing club, and adult Sunday school classes. She assisted with prom, funeral, and other various church dinners. She loved serving in the kitchen and was always asked to “make her gravy” for the dinners.
Wanda and her husband’s greatest joy was their family which includes sons: William A. (Rosalie) of Jetmore, Thomas E. (Marsha) of Wichita, Max E. (Donna) of Andover, James R. (Kathy) of Hillsboro, David A. (Nina) of Marion, Patrick L. (Ann) of Marion, Michael W. (Dawn) of Marion and daughters: Jeanne L., deceased (Robert, deceased) Higgins, Susan K. (Frank, deceased)Wheeler of Wichita and Nancy C. (David) Day of Valley Center. Grandchildren; Duane (deceased), Debra, Doug, Angie (deceased), Jenny, William, Stefanie, Pamela, Matthew, Heather, Benjamin (deceased), Russell, Roger, Kelly, Chris, Tammy, Tim, Mitch, Melissa, Sarah, Tracy, Cody, Erin, LeaAnn, Tabitha, Matthew, Nathaniel, Katherine, Nicole, Devan, Laramie, Jordan, Adam, Sean and Joshua. Great grandchildren; Lee, Luke, Derek, Allison, Elyssa, Adrianne, Felicia, Leo Thomas, Abbey, Tommy, Ethan, Garrett, Connor, Tyler, Caleb, Josiah, Travis, Alexis, Avery, Anna, Willow, Nathanael, Abbigail, Austin, Jaylenn, Adam, Taylor, Brandon, Gabriel, Jordan, Trevor, Cole, Brendan, Riley, Tyler, Hayden, Jenson, Jonas, Lydia, Maxwell, Jeremiah, Kiersten, Ellie, Tenley, Skyler, Colin, Audrey, Paisyn, Braizlyn, Reagan, Rylee and Matthew. Great-great grandchildren; Ben, Charlotte, Carlynne, Carvaughn, Corey, Nova, Hadley, and many treasured nieces, nephews and friends.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, two sisters, daughter, two sons in law, two grandsons and a granddaughter.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 15, 6 to 8 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, July 16, at 10 a.m., Eastmoor United Methodist Church, Marion, Kansas. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Luke Hospital and/or Marion County Home Care.