December 18, 1919 - August 10, 2020
ROBERTS, Janet Carr Age 100, of Rushville, passed away on August 10, 2020, while tending her garden. Born December 18, 1919, the eldest child of William McCoy Carr and Lillian Larinan Carr, also of Rushville, she is survived by her son, Thomas McCoy Roberts, his wife Gail, and their children: Adam Roberts and his wife Xiaojing Li, Jackie Roberts, and Matt Roberts. Janet was a much-loved grandmother and also a great-grandmother to Adam’s two young boys, Genie and Tommy. Jan is also survived by her younger sister, Julia Carr Leach, age 98, currently of Cincinnati, but formerly of Rushville, and Julia’s extended family. She is also remembered by a wide community of friends, both recent and lifelong; her ability to connect with others and make enduring friendships is impossible to overstate. Janet was a remarkable woman, with too many fine qualities to list, but perhaps what made the most indelible impression on all those lucky enough to meet her was her generosity of spirit, keen sense of humor, and huge heart. To meet her was to be charmed by her, and her friendships were as long-lasting as they were quick to form. She will be missed by friends dating back to her childhood in Rushville, her college years at Indiana University in Bloomington, and her working years and early married life in Washington, D.C, where her service included working as the head of the Position Classification Office and helping with hiring for the Manhattan Project. In Indianapolis, to which she returned in the early 1950’s, not only was she a devoted and progressive mother, for instance serving as her son’s Little League coach in 1959, she was a valued employee of the Indiana National Bank, where she primarily detected instances of fraud. Her lifetime of shrewd discoveries of fraud was acknowledged by the Mayor with a key to the City of Indianapolis. After her retirement, she returned to the family homestead farm in Rushville, along with her sister Julia, also a widow by then, where they connected with friends old and new. They also continued active service and involvement with the Irvington Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. They were well known and well-loved about town, and always had time to pitch in with local affairs, help out a friend in need (human or feline), or to celebrate the fun aspects of life. They made a dynamic duo who brought zest of life to everything they did. Although a century of life is certainly something for which to be thankful, no amount of time can ever feel like “enough.” We are grateful she was able to spend her life to her last doing what she enjoyed and valued, and we welcome you to join us in celebrating her life. Friends and relatives are warmly invited to the visitation to be held at Moster’s funeral home in Rushville, Indiana, 11am-1pm on Saturday, August 15. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s memory may be made to the Irvington Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis.
ROBERTS, Janet Carr Age 100, of Rushville, passed away on August 10, 2020, while tending her garden. Born December 18, 1919, the eldest child of William McCoy Carr and Lillian Larinan Carr, also of Rushville, she is survived by her son,... View Obituary & Service Information
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