Betty J. (Stroud) Carr

August 11, 1933October 28, 2013
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Betty J. (Stroud) Carr, 80, passed away, Monday, October 28, 2013, at her home in Evansville, IN.

She retired from the State Hospital after 21 years. She attended Terrace Park General Baptist Church. Betty loved spending time with her family, reading, doing cross-stitch, and watching her Pacers games.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Edward Carr; mother, Wanetta Wright; father, Paul Stroud; and grandson, Andrew Elschide.

Betty is survived by daughters, Kathy Leach (Gary), Escalon, CA, Cheryl Schmahlenberger (Tony), Evansville, IN, Gay Elschide (Dennis), Beech Grove, IN; granddaughters, Sarah Jackson (Courtney), Ashley Stoneberger (Chris); grandsons, Jason Schmahlenberger (Laura), Erik Boger (Lisa), Ryan Elschide (Wendy), Chris Elschide (Liberty); and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Deaconess Hospice for their loving care and compassion.

Services will be 11:00AM, Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Alexander North Chapel officiated by Rev. Robert Carr with burial in Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 3:00PM until 8:00PM and Thursday from 10:00AM until service time at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Evansville Association for the Blind, P.O. Box 6445, Evansville, IN 47719.

Condolences may be made online at


  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Betty J. (Stroud) Carr

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Marlene Gibson

December 26, 2013

Dannie and I are quite shocked to find this out. When our Christmas card came back, I asked Linda if she knew anything about where your Mom was. She found it this morning. We are so sorry to hear this, and wished we had known it, so we could of came to the services. We spent many good times with your Mom and Dad. Take care and God Bless.

kathy leach

December 11, 2013

I miss you so much mom.


November 6, 2013

My deepest sorrow and tears to the family of the deceased. May these words bring you hope and consolation: "...Hear the promise God has made: He will call; the dead will answer. They shall live at his command. For he has a longing for the work of his own hand..." See John 14: 13-15, John 6: 40; 11: 11, 43; Jas. 4: 14

November 2, 2013

So sorry to hear about your loss. May you find hope and comfort in God's Word, the Bible.

Melissa Carr

November 1, 2013

My deepest sympathies to you, Cathy, Cheryl & Gay. I have many good memories of Aunt Betty. I can still hear her laughter and see her beautiful smile.

Vera & Bill Jackson

November 1, 2013

May all the loving memories of her live on within you. Our prayers are for each and everyone of you. She was a flower that bloomed,and showed beauty.

Dave & Diann Boger

October 31, 2013

Diann and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you Kathy, Cheryl, Gay, and all the grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have many fond memories of Betty and treasure having had her in my life.

Cynthia Carr

October 31, 2013

So sorry for your loss Kathy, Cheryl and Gay. I remember Aunt Betty as a loving, happy, caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

October 31, 2013

During this very sad time, please remember the these words @ (John 5:28) Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.

Darlene Carr

October 31, 2013

Lord, please wrap Your loving arms around each member of this family as they go thru this difficult time. Thank you for blessing Betty with a beautiful loving family, and a long life. Give them peace. Amen.