Annaveve (Carr) Amen passed away on May 23, 2023. Annaveve was born to the late Webster and Inez (Wykoff) Carr on September 16, 1925. Surviving are her children Robert Scott (Cyndi) Amen of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Jennie (Richard) Kopkowski of New Carlisle, Indiana. Annaveve is also survived by three granddaughters Dana (Steven) Groves, Angela (Robert) Hear and Sacha Amen (Marco) Hernandez and six beloved great-grandchildren Chloe Groves, Hunter Groves, Morgan Hear, Austin Hear, Max Hernandez and Lucia Hernandez. She is also survived by many caring nieces and nephews. Annaveve had a special bond with her caretaker and friend Mallory Bryant.
Preceding her in death were her husband Robert, parents Webster and Inez, brothers Joseph Edwin Carr, James William Carr and sister Mary Virginia (Carr) von Arx, a dear niece Claudia Carr, and a loving sister-in-law Leah (White) Carr.
Annaveve lived in New Carlisle most of her life. After graduating from New Carlisle High School in 1943, she worked for EM Morris Company in South Bend. On October 4, 1947 she married her high school sweetheart Robert (Bob) Amen. She and Bob owned and operated the Amen and Son Funeral Home in New Carlisle where they raised their family. They retired to Winter Haven, Florida where they resided for 22 years until Bob’s death on December 10, 2006.
Annaveve went by Annie or Ann but her name was unique and would elicit many comments on how pretty it was. She was named after two grandmothers, Annie Laurie (Sweeney) Wykoff and Vanvelia (Veve) (Webster) Carr.
Annaveve was a faithful member of the New Carlisle Methodist Church where she volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir. She was a past member of Delta Beta Phi sorority and was involved in the purchase of the land which is now Bourissa Hill Park. Historic New Carlisle, Inc. could always depend on her as an apple peeler when it was apple dumpling time and she volunteered for many of their other events. For many years she enjoyed her morning coffee with the coffee ladies. Even in her eighties, she volunteered as a mentor for kindergarten and first grade students at Olive Elementary.
Annaveve was quick to smile with a twinkle in her eyes. She liked to do crossword puzzles, read and knit. Her special “Sweet Annie” dishcloths at Feeneys were popular with the customers. Annaveve enjoyed watching college sports, especially her beloved “Dukies”. She looked forward to frequent visits from her family, friends and neighbors, and special times with her sister-in-law Leah.
Always thoughtful and kind, Annaveve sent hundreds of cards over the years for every occasion and in return she loved to receive them. Her grandchildren dubbed her the “chocolate grandma” since they could always find a stash in her closet or fridge. She was a supportive and loving mother and grandmother. She always showed much appreciation for the loving support of her family. Her daughter and son were a loving presence in her life. She will be greatly missed for her kindness and gentle ways.
Visitation will be from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, June 25th, 2023, with a memorial service following immediately after at the United Methodist Church, 300 Compton Street New Carlisle.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Historic New Carlisle, Inc., P.O. Box 107, New Carlisle, IN 46552 or to the New Carlisle Methodist Church P.O. Box #136, New Carlisle, IN 46552. To send online condolences, please visit www.kaniewski.com.
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