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Sunday, July 29, 2012 Mourns the Passing of Calvin Karr

Calvin B. Karr, 84, Clinton, died at 9:27 a.m. Saturday (June 16, 2012) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Clinton. J. Kent Hickerson will officiate. Interment will be at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, with Military Honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Clinton.

He was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Wapella, son of Frank Karr and Dottie Rose Muirhead Karr. He married Donelda “Donnie” Haycraft on Oct. 20, 1951, in Wapella. He is survived by his wife, Donelda “Donnie” Karr, Clinton; daughters, Tami (Bob) Ballenger, Clinton; Darla (David) Nelson, Clinton; and Shelly (Brad) Kemp, Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Destini (Jeremy) Benesh, Oregon; Staci Ballenger, Clinton; Kortni Sisco, Tampa, Fla.; Darah Nelson, Chatham; Kyle Sisco, a Marine currently serving in Afghanistan; Chad Ballenger, Clinton; Sarah Kemp, Bloomington; and Katie Kemp, Bloomington; four great-grandchildren, Mackena Spurling, Jacob Hubble, Nelson and Carson Benesh; brother, Tom Karr, Concord, N.C.; and sister, Nola Karr, Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, one sister and one son-in-law. He was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton.

He is an Army veteran and was stationed in Colorado. Calvin was the 11th of 12 children. He graduated from Wapella High School in 1945. He farmed for a number of years before becoming employed by Caterpillar where he retired after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the American Legion.

Half mast flag for Calvin Carr, US Army.

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