Edna Carr, 99, of Saline, died peacefully Tuesday evening, October 18, 2016 at Ester’s Guest House.
In 1917 Edna was born to Alfred and Anna Graf in Ann Arbor, MI the second child, oldest daughter. After graduation from Ann Arbor High School she married Waynard Carr in 1939 and moved to Saline where she put down deep roots.
Edna and Waynard soon bought a farm on Jordan Road where she assisted her husband in the managing of the dairy farm. Travel was important to both and during their 59 years of marriage they traveled throughout North America. Edna was a diligent worker, willing to work behind the scene or take on a leadership role.
She was a long time member of St. Paul United Church of Christ where she served as Sunday School teacher, board member and served on various committees. Edna was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star #311 and the local chapter of the Farm Bureau. Education was always important to Edna, which was demonstrated by her success as a reading aid in the Saline Area Schools, a program she helped pilot. Edna’s longest commitment was to the community service club: The Willing Workers, which extended for over six decades.
She leaves behind daughters Carolyn Schneider of Saline and Ione Condit and her husband Robert Kotecki of Kalamazoo, MI. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Anastasia Bordes (Alain), Aaron Condit (Michele), Heidi Toornman (Barry), Lisel Narbut (Steve), Kurt Schneider (Karen) and ReBecca Hendricks (Randy). Her legacy continues with eight great-grandchildren: Julien and Etiene Bordes, Makenzie Condit, Braden and Elyse Narbut, Paul and Ashley Schneider and Shelbea Hendricks. She was preceded in death by her husband Waynard Carr, brothers Alfred and James Graf, and son Wendel Carr and son-in-law, Robert Schneider.
Funeral services will be held at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Saline on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dr. David Bucholtz officiating. Burial will then take place in Oakhill Cemetery, Saline Twp. followed by a luncheon at St. Paul U.C.C. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul U.C.C. or to the Order of Eastern Star #311. Envelopes will be available at the church where friends may begin calling on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 between the hours of 5:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and again onWednesday, October 26, from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 AM. An Order of the Eastern Star Service will take place at the church on Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. Arrangements entrusted to the Robison-Bahnmiller Funeral Home in Saline. To leave a memory, to sign Edna's guestbook, or for more information or directions please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.