Patricia Jean (Sullivan) "Patt" Carr

  • Born: June 16, 1938
  • Died: February 29, 2020
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Patricia Jean (Sullivan) "Patt" Carr of Battle Creek, MI

Patt, age 81, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, February 29, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI.

Patt, the daughter of William and Madalaine (Farleigh) Sullivan, was born in Battle Creek on June 16, 1938; was a 1959 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and was a lifetime resident. Patt enjoyed being a wife, mother, and grandmother; she enjoyed playing bridge, cooking and baking for friends and family, painting, buying and selling antiques. Above all, she enjoyed serving her Lord Jesus Christ. Patt was active in Bible Study Fellowship for many years. She grew up attending the Salvation Army and after she married she became a member of Westlake Presbyterian Church, and later First Presbyterian Church.

Patt was united in marriage to Oliver Ray "Bill" Carr in Battle Creek on April 19, 1958. They celebrated sixty years together. Her husband preceded her in death on May 28, 2018. Surviving are three daughters, Susan C. (Lyle) Liechty of Carmel, IN, Lisa C. Avery and Leslie A. (Gary) Minneman, both of Battle Creek; six grandchildren: Christopher, Caroline, and Claire Liechty; John Carr and Chloe Avery; Annabelle Minneman; her brother, William Bernard (Mildred) Sullivan of Battle Creek. Patt was also preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Joyce Buys.

Patt's family will greet friends on Wednesday, March 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. The Funeral Service to celebrate Patt's life will be held on Thursday, March 5th at 10:00 am. in the First Presbyterian Church, 111 Capital Avenue, NE, Battle Creek, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey S. Carlson, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. Family and friends will continue Patt's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon at the Battle Creek Country Club immediately following the committal service. Memorial contributions in Patt's honor may be directed to the Salvation Army, 400 Capital Avenue, NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017


Condolence & Memory Journal

She changed my life! God Bless the family with sincere condolences.

Posted by Ronald Sullivan - Ile Bizard,Montreal Canada - Significant Other   March 30, 2020

Am so sad to hear of your mother's passing. So many memories have come back after I heard the news. Many many happy times both with you and your family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Linda Spann - Kalamazoo, MI - Family Friend   March 09, 2020

So sorry. Patt was such a sweet lady. I'll miss her hugs.

Posted by Sheridan Brown - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   March 06, 2020

Patt was so fun in our bridge group. She was so energetic it is hard to grasp That she passed so quickly. I'm glad to have met Patt. She was also so appreciative of the times her daughters and family. She will be missed.

Posted by Regina Crooks - Battle Creek, MI   March 05, 2020

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We send our prayers to uplift you during this difficult time. What a blessing that your mother had such a full life.

Posted by Diana Ford-Cole    March 05, 2020

May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76

Posted by A friend   March 05, 2020

I was deeply saddened to hear about my (Great) Aunt Patts passing. She was alway such a kind and loving person. She will be missed deeply. My love and sincerest condolences go to her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Craig & - Family   March 03, 2020

I have so many memories of Patt. We were tennis travel team partners in the late 80s. She also took me into the dark world of antiquing. We had lots of adventures looking for Haviland china and those very special pieces of furniture that are still in our home. WE also shared a joy of cooking and baking. We shared a lot of recipes, her almond chicken is still my husband's favorite . I ,on the other hand, loved her rhubarb pie and she often brought me fresh rhubarb from her garden. Recently, we played Bridge together (she was in a lot of bridge groups) and a memory of her enjoying my chocolate chip cookies. I texted her Thursday evening and told her when I returned she would be one of the first people I saw, and I would bring cookies. She returned the text and said she would like that. She will be missed by many, and I am certainly at the top of the list.

Posted by Madalyn Trumblee - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   March 03, 2020

I don't even know how to begin many years ago, so many
memories of our friendship. Pat and I were friends from SE Jr. High and
through the years at BCHS and into our early married years. So many laughs and giggles, so many secrets with "the gang". As time went by, and I moved
around, we didn't see each other and lost touch...but you were always part
of my youth.

Rest in peace, dear old friend...thank you for the memories of who we

May God give comfort to all who cared for and loved her.

Posted by Carol Delaney - Janesville, WI - Friend   March 03, 2020

Susan, Lisa, Leslie, so very sorry to here of your mom's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your families.k

Posted by Karen Lebarre - Bradenton, FL - Friend   March 02, 2020