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Sandra (Sandy) Kay Carr

Sandra (Sandy) Kay Carr went to meet her Lord and Savior on August 29, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born October 27, 1941 in Franklin County, Illinois to Ronald and Leota Grayhem. She married John Swartz in 1960, and they had three daughters together.

She was a faithful long-time member of Atwood Christian Church, where she met and married George (Herb) Carr in 1998. He preceded her in death in 2005. Sandy had many hobbies through the years but her main passions were her family and friends, her faith/church, watching Illini basketball and baking/decorating cupcakes for her cupcake business that she started up shortly after retiring in 2010 from her 25-year career with Carle Clinic.

Sandy is survived by her daughters, Tami (Gary) Hammond of Arthur IL, Ginger Swartz of Arthur IL, April Ashworth of Atwood IL and stepson Doug (Jackie) Carr of Monticello IL. She also leaves behind 9 grandchildren (including Herb’s): Casey Evans of Atwood IL, Nick Hammond of Arthur IL, Christina Serrano of Corona CA, Holly Kauffman of Arcola IL, Ben Swartz of Carlyle IL, Lyndsi McEachern of Effingham IL, Travis Peake of Monticello IL, Aaron (Trisha) Carr of Monticello IL, and Ethan (Sophia) Carr of Wesfield, IN, and she cherished a combined total of 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Herb, her parents, as well as her grandson Christopher McGuire and great-grandson Jaxson Clark who both went on to Heaven without ever taking a breath here on this earth.

Memorial service to honor Sandy will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at Atwood Christian Church, 229 South Main Street in Atwood IL, with Reverend Don Gerkin officiating. Burial will follow in Mackville Cemetery, Atwood IL.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the Atwood Christian Church.

Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, IL is entrusted with the arrangements.

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