Marvin E. Karr 91 of Clinton, Il. passed away 9:30 PM March 24, 2017 at the Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, Il.
Services will be 3 PM, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Clinton United Methodist Church with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL with Military Honors. Visitation will be 1 - 3 PM Wednesday at the church. The family requests casual, Cardinal attire. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Warner Hospital and Health Services Nursing and Respiratory Departments.
Marvin was born May 7, 1925 in Wapella, IL the son of George W. and Eunice Marie (Hickman) Karr. He married Betty Thayer June 22, 1948 in Wapella, IL.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Karr, Clinton, IL; daughters, Mary
(Bill) Murphy, Wapella, IL; Kathy (Steve Best) Buggar, Clinton, IL; 11
grandchildren: Jim (Kelly) Murphy; Carron (Mike) Hospelhorn; Kristi
(Lance) Tynan; Tara (Dave) McNutt; Kimberly (Jeremy) Holmes; Mark Ryan
Karr Murphy; Jay Karr; Barbara Karr, Jessica Karr ; Michael Karr; Jeffery
Karr and their families; 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sons, Kenneth and Karry
Karr; and twin brother, Melvin Karr.
Marvin was a WW II Army Veteran receiving the Purple Heart and attaining
the rank of Staff Sergeant. He farmed, then worked at Lincoln State
School, worked at Wallace Press, and later was a greeter at Wal-Mart.