Elma C. Carnes

| December 8, 2014

Carnes001COSHOCTON – Elma C. (Darr) Carnes, 88, formerly of Warsaw, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Signature Healthcare, following a lengthy illness.

She was born May 12, 1926 in Warsaw to the late Howard S. and Lavenna (Wilson) Darr. She attended Warsaw High School, and was very proud that she was able to play on their basketball team.

Early in life she worked for the Warsaw Restaurant, Warsaw Post Office, and for John Foster. Later in life she was a caregiver to Adaline Hill and Mary Beth Stewart. On Feb. 2, 1944, she married Harry Ray Carnes, who preceded her in death on March 2, 1982.

She is survived by four sons; Clifford (Mary) Carnes, Harold (Charlotte) Carnes, and Jeffrey (Linda) Carnes, all of Coshocton, and Robert Carnes (special friend Steve Timberlake) of South Shore, KY, three daughters; Linda (Doug) Nichols, Anna (Dwight) Jenkins, both of Coshocton, and Shirley (Dave) Foster of West Lafayette, a special friend, Pamela Hay of Newark, three sisters-in-law; Sherlynn Carnes of West Lafayette, Kay Carnes of Tyndall, and Marge Carnes of Trinway, three brothers-in-law; Dennis Scheetz of Keene, Virgil Shryock of West Lafayette, and Lyle DeWitt of Utica, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband of 38 years, Harold Ray Carnes, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean (Carnes) Ruby, a granddaughter, Kelly Carnes, seven sisters; Iva Rauchenbaugh, Eileen McDaniel, Delphia McKelvey, Helen Stone, Dorothy Parks, Harriet Shryock, and Wilma Spigelmire, two brothers; Rudy & Earl Darr, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

She was raised in the Presbyterian faith and during her extended illness at Signature Healthcare, she became very close to a dear friend and Pastor Mark Granger.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Pastor Mark Granger officiating.  Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. www.fischerfuneralhome.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice-Health Services of Coshocton, P.O. Box 1284, Coshocton, OH 43812; the Coshocton Co. Animal Shelter, 21755 TR 164 Coshocton, OH 43812, or to New Life Ministries, 727 S. 7th St. Coshocton, OH 43812.

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