In Loving Memory Of Connie Carr

Connie Carr went home to be with Jesus on May 6, 2021 at the age of 74. Connie was born January 10, 1947 in Kirksville, Missouri to Kurt and Margaret Hickenbottom. She grew up working hard on her family farm with her two brothers Ed and Danny. She graduated high school from Kirksville High School and went on to attend NorthEast Missouri State University. She was homecoming queen in High School and in College. She graduated with a degree in elementary education. She started teaching in Ottumwa, Iowa where she met and was married to Rick Carr on July 21, 1973. They’ve been married for 48 years. Connie had her only son Cory in 1975 before moving to Spring, Texas in 1978. She earned her masters degree in education while teaching kids to read and teachers to teach.  She taught at Oaks Academy and Meyer elementary as well as being a literacy coordinator. She worked in education for 44 years. She was lovingly referred to as “The Literacy Legend”. Connie Carr had so much love in her soul to give. She gave love to all of her family and friends. She showed her love through the bright light of joy that came from her soul. Servant, hostess, fun, generous, beautiful, kind, teacher, thoughtful, patient, spiritual, joyful, hard worker, passionate, helper’s heart. Loved God, loved people, loved her husband, loved her grandkids. Connie is survived by her husband Rick Carr of Spring, Texas, son Cory (Jill) Carr of Springfield, Missouri and four grandchildren Caroline, Matthew, Luke and Samuel. Step-daughter, Jody Williams (Todd) of Ottumwa, Iowa and their son Brent. A memorial service will be on Saturday May 29, 2021 at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill at 9730 Cypresswood Drive, Houston, TX, 77070 from 11:30 a.m.  till 2 p.m.  The Memorial will be a drop in, come and go as convenient. There will be a special tribute at noon from the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Northwest Assistance Ministries (
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