Alice May Carr, 78 passed away peacefully in her home on July 21st, 2020. Alice was born on March 17th, 1942 in Woodstock, Illinois. She married her husband, Dr. Phillip Carr on May 26, 1963 so they were married 57 years. She raised three children, Catherine, Bill and Dru. She was a wonderful homemaker, an avid quilter and a talented artist. For 10 years, she owned the Pickwick Place, an antique and unique store in Springfield, MO with 3 of her dear friends.
She lived her life always spreading kindness, warmth and love. She brought out the creativity and individuality of everyone she met. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and 10 grandchildren. Each of them felt uniquely seen and known by her, as she always took the time to listen and discover the details of the people she loved. She cheered each of them on in their individual endeavors. Her stories and jokes could make a room roar with laughter, and her smile radiated light. She will be dearly missed and her memory will be cherished by those that knew her.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Helen Winegarner, and her brother and sister, Neal Winegarner and Linda Worth. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Phillip Carr, her children, Catherine Kuhls, Bill Carr and Dru Carr, and daughters-in-law, Andee Carr and Beth Hahn. She also will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Allistair, Aidan and Avery Kuhls, Taylor Arri, Lauren Patel, Emma, Cooper, and Derebe Carr, Gus and Fiona Carr.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the John Knox Village Foundation — Lee’s Summit, Missouri.
I knew Alice well from 6th grade through high school, and my mother taught in a public school where her father was superintendent. Alice was a good student, flutist, and drum majorette for the band. She edited the high school paper and student annual. It can easily be said that Alice was both gifted and giving, a natural leader of promise.
Alice was a blessing in my life. We spent endless hours together in college and in the years we both were in St. Louis. It was my privilege to be a bridesmaid when she and Phil were married and to have them at our wedding almost 54 years ago. Her enduring friendship was a gift.
Comfort and light to all who love her.
Just learned there was a place to leave our thoughts about our dear friend. We can’t imagine our life without you and yet, our lives are better because you were there. We loved you so much and will always miss you. ❤️❤️
Catherine, Bill, Dru & Family,
I discovered the sad news today that your lost your mom & dad this past year. My heart is so sad. For the first time in ages, I send Christmas cards & I began a google search when I realized I had not heard back from your mom. What a horrible past year! My daughter received a call from AZ police 1-17-20 telling us her dad had been found dead in his snowbird condo! Died peacefully.
Your mom & I met in 6th grade & attended high school and Lindenwood together. I certainly remember the day she accepted blind date with your dad! They were both immediately “smitten”!
Catherine, Bill, Dru & extended family,
I learned yesterday of the deaths of your parents and I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Your mother & I go way back to 6th grade when my family moved into Potawatomi Hills. She & I were at Lindenwood together when she accepted the blind date with your dad. She was on tender hooks over whether he would call for a second date. He did! They were both smitten hard right from that first meeting!
I have happy memories of visits to their homes in TX, Springfield & Reeds Springs, and your mom traveling to IL at Christmas ‘66 to be a bridesmaid in my wedding.
Alice was ever a magnet for making friends through her humor & joy for living.