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LAMAR-Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at First Baptist Church of Lamar for Helen I. (Selvey) Carr, 97, Lamar, who died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Barton County Memorial Hospital. Pastor Robb Hodson will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.


Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.


Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the funeral home.


Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Lamar.


Condolences may be shared at www.danielfuneralhome.net.


Survivors include three sons, John Carr and wife Sheila, Carthage, Bob Carr and wife Marti, Joplin and Scott Carr and wife Lexa, Lenexa, Kan.; seven grandchildren, Amy Beck and husband Joel, Jeff Carr and wife Jennie, Tara Pearson and husband Jay, Greg Carr, Erin Carr, Kristin Carr and Ryan Carr; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Keith Selvey, Carl Selvey and wife Beverly and Don Selvey and wife Thelma, all of Lamar and Ron Selvey and wife Donna, Bolivar; a sister, Louise Caruthers, Lamar and a large extended family.


She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Jim Carr in 1996; a grandson, Peter Carr in 2008; four brothers, Martin, Gene, Leland and Bob Selvey and a sister, Lorene Norwood.


Mrs. Selvey was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Lamar, to Roy and Essie (McManis) Selvey. She married Herbert Harold Carr on March 13, 1938, at the Selvey family home. He died Feb. 21, 1981. She and her husband farmed in Barton County for 24 years, first in the Forest Grove community, then 15 miles south of Lamar in the Duval neighborhood, and the last 12 years on a farm 10 miles southeast of Jasper. After moving to Carthage in 1962 she began an 18 year career as a piece goods department manager and buyer for Belk-Simpson on the Carthage square. Many will remember her daily KDMO radio broadcast of sewing tips and Belk’s promotion. KK Highway, just south of Lamar, had been her home for the past 40 years.


Mrs. Selvey was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Lamar and she truly enjoyed the friendship and fellowship of her church family and many friends. She was an accomplished seamstress, a hospitable homemaker and a natural caregiver throughout her life. Always active in her community, she volunteered at Good Samaritan, delivered Meals On Wheels, was a Pink Lady at Barton County Memorial Hospital and a member of Atheneum, Sew & So Club and 20th Century Club. She was the last surviving member of the Lamar High School Class of 1935.


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