At the young age of 100, Edith Carr enjoys life to the fullest each and every day.
Born in Raymond, WA. to Emma and Frank Haggard, Edith was the oldest of five children. When she was 3 years old her family moved to Carthage, MO. She lost her father at the age of 7.
Being the oldest, she was responsible for helping her mother with her siblings and the daily chores. Edith married Everett Carr in September of 1929 at Fairview Friends Church in Carthage.
They were blessed with five children: Gene, Nancy, Carl Richard, Doris and Keith. She has 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren. While Edith worked at McCormick's Bakery, her husband Everett worked at a steam fitter and plumbing. Her husband would travel for plumbing jobs.
Edith plays the piano, quilting, cooking, playing bingo, completing crossword puzzles and playing cards. Other hobbies she enjoyed in the past were gardening, canning and cooking. Edith's daughter Nancy commented, "I can remember mom making pies that were out of this world." She belonged to organizations and clubs throughout her life, including Home Extension, Eastern Star in Weir, the American Legion of Weir, and a local quilting club.
Edith's mother lived to be 102 ½ years old. Edith celebrated her 100th birthday early with a big party on Sunday afternoon, September 4, 2011 at the Lamplighter Inn Banquet Room in Pittsburg.
Edith had so many friends and family stopping by to wish her birthday greetings - they ran out of cake. They guessed more than 200 people were there.
Edith will actually celebrate the big 100 on September 16, 2011; but her family was in town for the long week-end.