Joyce Carr Obituary

Joyce Gayle Carr
Joyce Gayle Carr

May 27, 1936 - January 7, 2019
Born in Vanduser, Missouri
Resided in Granite City, Illinois


Joyce “Gayle” Carr, 82, longtime resident of Granite City, Illinois passed away on Monday, January 7, 2019 from complications of pneumonia at Arlington Memorial Hospital while visiting in Arlington, Texas.

Gayle was born on May 27, 1936 in Vanduser, Missouri to Flora Bell (Parliman) and Charles Perry.

She was the youngest of eight children, who all preceded her in death, Charles Perry, Jesse Perry, Glen Perry, Ruby Hesselrode, Velma Presley and three siblings who died in infancy.

Gayle was the valedictorian of her high school class. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and GREAT grandmother. She worked as a secretary, office manager and homemaker. She made numerous good friends through her participation in St. Elizabeth’s parish, Red Hats, TOPS, bible study, book club and Our Healthy Circle.

Gayle married Bill Carr on June 1, 1957 and he preceded her in death on November 7, 1991.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Debbie and Mark Ryan, Bill Carr, Steve and Ruth Carr and Julie and Alan Girton; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

A Funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Zachary Edgar as celebrant.

Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City or the American Cancer Society and may be accepted at the funeral home.




Irwin Chapel - Granite City
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Friday, January 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
2300 Pontoon Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 AM
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2910 South State Route 157
Edwardsville, IL US 62025
Saturday, January 12, 2019


St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
2300 Pontoon Road
Granite City, IL 62040
American Cancer Society
591 Glen Crossing Road | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | Phone: 618-288-9500
3960 Maryville Road | Granite City, IL 62040 | Phone: 618-931-8000
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