Janice Elaine Marr, 83, departed peacefully on May 20, 2013. A celebration of her life will be held on June 29, 2pm at Heritage Place, Lakeview Village, Lenexa.
Janice (Jani to her father) was born on December 19, 1929 in Manhattan, Ks the daughter of Herbert and Bernice Carnahan, one of four children. She graduated from Randolph High School and then attended nurses training at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Ks. An insightful introduction by classmate Shirley (Marr) Beckham to her brother James Fred Marr soon led to their marriage in Manhattan, Ks. They have been constant companions for 59+ years.
Jan's nursing career started at Denver General Hospital working with polio patients. After marrying and living in Colorado Springs, her young family moved to Topeka, Ks where Jan worked at Stormont Vail Hospital while Fred attended Washburn University. The growing family moved to Lawrence where Jan continued nursing at Lawrence Memorial Hospital raising four young children and being a supportive companion. After the family moved to Prairie Village Jan worked at Shawnee Mission Hospital where she retired as the Emergency Department and Outpatient Manager.
Her life was accentuated by the joy of sewing, quilting, card making and cooking. Always looking to perfect her craft and share the fruits of her efforts with others. An expression of her love and faith. Outside of family, her church and Lakeview Village communities buttressed her foundation of family and friends. Always interested in everyone's endeavors and well being. Vacation trips to explore National Parks, ancestoral lands, participate in Elderhostel programs, attend family reunions and check out where family lived were precious. Ever interested in new experiences.
Sewn with love, she is survived by her husband and partner Fred Marr, who continues to live at Lakeview Village, Lenexa. Where they have resided for 18 years. Four children: Roger K. Marr (Rog) & Jo, San Diego, CA; Kristi A. Brown (Kris) & Brad, Franklin, TN; James R. Marr (Jim) , Shawnee, KS. and Lori S. Gray & Scott, Grand Junction, CO. Also surviving are nine Grandchildren and soon to be seven Great Grandchildren.
The family suggests contributions be made to Lakeview Village Foundation, directed to the Centerpointe Care Center.