Linda S. Carr, 71, Indianapolis, passed away January 5, 2022. Linda was born November 4, 1950, in Dungannon, Virginia, to the late James Edward Farmer and Lillie Mae (Johnson) Kingery, who survives. Linda married Ed Carr on April 11, 1969, and he also survives.
She graduated from Emmerich Manual High School in 1968. An accomplished seamstress, she and Ed co-owned Lillie’s Stitch N Time for several years before selling the business to Linda’s mother. Linda loved crafts and was an incredibly creative person. She could make nearly anything without using a pattern of any kind – she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, macramé, and was good with interior design. Additionally, Linda was a talented musician and singer. She and Ed even played in a band called the Dave Wilson Experience for several years. Linda was also eager to travel and create memories with her family in special places like Anna Maria Island, Florida. Above all, Linda was a loving wife, mom, nan, and great nan whose memory will be cherished by her loving family and friends.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Ann Farmer, Denise Farmer and Michelle Farmer.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Ed Carr; mother, Lillie Kingery; children, Tanya Carr, Edward “Tony” Carr, Jr., and Heather Carr Miller; brothers, Jim, Dennis, and Jerry Farmer; sisters, Nancy Floyd and Doris Farmer; grandchildren, Brandon (Courtney) Carr, Travis (Danielle) Smith, Kelcee (Tim Braun) Smith, Elijah Miller, Leah Miller, Jeffery Taylor, and Laken Taylor; great grandchildren, Daiton, Collin, Kenadee, Alexis, Caleb, Xander, Braxton, Xzavier, Abby, Alex, Ava Alister.
Linda’s visitation will be Saturday, January 8, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the O’Riley Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m., with burial at Calvary Cemetery. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.
A Special memory...
A beautiful voice has joined an angelic choir.
She will indeed make a joyful noise in heaven as she did on earth. In her days on earth she taught love joy and compassion. Her faith never Wavered as neither did her love. She balanced faith and compassion with a moral center which allowed her to love even one's who did nothing to deserve that love , yet it was there. Always giving thanks for for every blessing and hope for every damnation. She soldiered on with a conviction of a shining star, an eternal beacon for others to see to lead the way to safely , not by words but by the constancy of her actions. She did what many of us can only aspire to accomplish. She loved , she taught , she inspired and she did much more with a beauty and grace , like only a star in the heavens can show.
My earth bound soul will miss her deeply until I raise my eyes to the heavens and see that beacon once again , then we will make a joyful noise for all to know.
Linda Carr you have been a great soldier and a great friend . Loving mother and grandmother and wife . You will be missed . And when I think I can't bear the weight of my loss of you. I will raise my eyes to the night sky and know I am safe and on course to home , where we can once again make joyful noise. I love you.