Mary Hilda Carner


ANDERSON [mdash] Mary Hilda (Simpson) Carner, age 95, lifetime resident of Anderson, Indiana, died Aug. 6, 2019. She moved to Logansport, six years ago to be near her daughter in assisted living. Four years ago, she moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, when her daughter and son-in-law retired to that community. Tuesday, Aug. 6, Mary went to be with the Lord from the Ann Arbor site.
Mary Hilda was born June 24, 1924, as a twin to brother Hillis Simpson in Fairfield, Illinois, to parents Herman Simpson and Mary (Hannaford) Simpson, who preceded her in death. Their family moved to Anderson in 1929. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1942. She married Herbert Allen Carner in 1946. They were married 56 years prior to his death.
Mrs. Carner was a member of New Horizons United Methodist Church (sang in the choir) since 1929, a member and past Regent of D.A.R., member and Past Regent of Daughters of American Colonists, member and Past President of Civic Women's Club, Edgewood Country Club, Eastern Star, and volunteered at Community Hospital. She was retired from Delco Remy as cashier from Accounts Receivable.
She leaves behind her daughter, Kyle (Carner) Hall and son-in-law Jim Hall of Ann Arbor, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Audrey Hall, New York City; Courtney (wife Cassandra) Hall, Fishers, Indiana; Lynly (Hall) (husband Brenton) Williams, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Cassie Hall, Kingman, Arizona; Fearon (Carner)(husband Michael) Perry, Denver, Colorado; Tyler Carner (wife Nicole), Denver, Colorado; and Ned Carner, Seattle, Washington. Mary Hilda was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Mary (Hannaford) Simpson; her brother, Herman Hillis Simpson; her son, Bradford Allen Carner; and close in-laws including Gertrude (Carner) and Dale Jackson, Mary Edith (Carner) Janney, and Mary (Judd) and Everitt Carner.
The funeral service will be noon on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at New Horizons United Methodist Church with Rev. Brad Hensley officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service at the church. Interment will follow at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Horizons United Methodist Church of Anderson, Indiana.
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Cecilia Calvert
Aug 10, 2019
The members of the Kikthawenund Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution are saddened to hear of the loss of this treasured member and Past Regent. I am sorry that I never had an opportunity to meet her, but I have heard what a dear lady she was and I honor her legacy .
Cecilia Calvert, Past Regent
Larry Maguire
Aug 09, 2019
I met Herb and Hilda Carner and their family when I was in 5th grade at Franklin Elementary with their son Brad. They were both special people in my life and I would visit each time I returned to Anderson. Hilda was always enjoyable to be around and I spent many days at their house playing and having great times as I grew up. I will always remember her and the family. My condolences to the family.
Mary Jo Parker
Aug 09, 2019
Mary Hilda was a unique personality and a respected member of the church and community in Anderson, IN. My husband, Sam, and I attended Noble Street UMC and New Horizons UMC with Mary Hilda and Herb. They were friends for many years until we were separated by death and by moving. She was missed when she left our community.
My condolences to her family.
Aug 08, 2019
My condolences to the family. I knew Mary in her last years in Ann arbor. I was one of her caregivers. She will be deeply missed.