Dolores Eileen "Dee" Carr, 84, died at 12:15 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.She was born on Aug. 7, 1929, one of eight children born to the late Howard E. & Lelia (Crane) Platto.Dee graduated from Alton Senior High School and St. Luke's School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo. Her adult life was spent in Houston, Texas where she had been employed as a registered nurse for various hospitals and at the time of her retirement, she was working as a school nurse.She married Ted Carr, a radio news personality, in 1962, and they were only blessed with one year together before he was killed in a helicopter accident in 1963.She relocated to Jerseyville in the early part of the 1990's, to be closer to family and became an active member of the First United Methodist Church.Surviving are two sisters & a brother in law, Edna Smith of Crown Pointe, In., and Barbara & Bruce Johnson of Medora; a brother & sister in law, Paul & Patricia Platto of Kane; two sisters in law, Catherine Platto of Georgia and Dottie Plato of DeValle, Tx.; nieces and nephews, DeeAnn, DaraLou, Melody, Pat, John, Eric, Jeff, Ronny, Timothy, Jill, Tom, Nancy Jo, Pauleddie; and numerous great nieces and nephews, including, Cassie Fibranz of Huntsville, Al, whom she helped raise.In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Rasche; three brothers, Phillip Plato, Walter Myron Platto, and William D. Plato; a niece, Tamara (Plato) Dickens; and two nephews, Michael & Anthony Plato.Visitation will be from 11 a.m., Monday until time of funeral services at 1 p.m., at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Rev. Mark Myers will officiate.Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville or to St. Judes Hospital in Memphis, Tn.
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