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Jean E. (Koser) Carr
January 11, 1925 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Jean E. (Koser) Carr, a devoted wife and loving matriarch known for her kindness and sense of humor, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at her home in Juniper Village, Mt. Joy. She was 98.
Jean Carr was married for 59 years to the late Dr. William J. Carr. Together they raised three children – Dr. Kurt W. (and Judith) Carr, JoAnn Conti, and Andrew J. (and Miriam) Carr – before retiring to Mt. Joy in 2003.
Born Jan. 11, 1925, in Elizabethtown, Jean was the eldest of four daughters born to Victor and Nellie (Shank) Koser. She married William, her high school sweetheart, in 1946 after his return from World War II. The couple lived in Evanston, Il, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Lewisburg before settling in Abington for four decades.
Jean was a kind and loving mother and grandmother who indulged her grandchildren at every opportunity. She enjoyed family camping trips to the Adirondacks, hosting gatherings with large meals in their home, making frequent trips to visit family in Elizabethtown, completing crosswords and word puzzles in the paper, and rooting for her favorite team, the Philadelphia Phillies. She stayed busy with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and as a prolific crafter who loved to create through needlepoint, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and crewel work. Many of her family hold cherished pieces that she made for them over the years.
Her smile and laugh were infectious, and will be fondly remembered by family, friends, neighbors, and the staff at Juniper Village, her home for the past 20 years.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jean Carr was preceded in death by sisters Faye (and Kenneth) Weidman and Pearl (and Ralph) Parrett. In addition to her children, she is survived by her sister Vicki (and Wilbur) Ruhl; grandchildren David (and Alyson) Conti, Jay (and Cyndi) Conti, Ryan (and Andrea) Carr, Megan Carr, Rick (and Jamie) Carr), and Erin (and Bill) Magagna; nine great-grandchildren; three nephews and one niece; as well as six step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service beside William’s resting place in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery will be private.
Memories and condolences may be share at www.Boyer-Elizabethtown.com. Arrangements entrusted to Boyer Funeral Home, Inc., Elizabethtown, PA.