Mrs. Mildred Lucy Carr, 96, a current resident of Cortland Acres, Thomas, and former resident of Virginia Beach, Va., entered into rest Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. She had been in declining health over the past few years, and in the end succumbed quietly.
She was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Coketon, a daughter of the late John and Nellie Vengen.
She graduated from Thomas High School in 1936 and married Shirley Woodrow Carr Oct. 31, 1936. They had no children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley, who died in February 2006; two sisters, Josephine Vengen and Anna Gotinsky; three sisters-in-law, Rose Marie Carr, Lorraine Carr and Jeanaleah Sibel; and five brothers Walter, Stanley, Albert, Adolph and John Vengen.
She is survived by one sister, Loretta Cooper of Canaan Valley, Davis; and one brother, Joe Vengen of Hope, N.J.
Mildred owned and operated a beauty salon in Norfolk, Va., for 45 years. She had a playful outgoing personality and enjoyed her clients at West Gent Beauty Salon. She loved to laugh and entertain her customers and always offered them advice and sweet snacks. She brought her love of people to Cortland Acres, often teasing fellow patients and staff. She always maintained a cheerful, easy-going disposition. She and her husband were members of the First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk, Va., and prepared Communion for many years.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home today from 10 until 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Rose Hill Cemetery, Thomas with the Rev. David Shaffer officiating.
Hinkle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.hinklefuneralhome.com. Memorial bequests should be made to the First Presbyterian Church Norfolk, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507 or First Presbyterian Church of Thomas, P.O. Box 38, Thomas, WV 26292 .