Funeral services for Mary Jane “MJ” Carroll, 64, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Carroll passed away at 1:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her home.
She was born March 8, 1952, at Lindenhurst, New York, to Robert and Jane Becker. She was married in 1972 at San Diego, California, to Wayne Carroll. She was a trained nurse, who worked in the healthcare field in New York, California, Florida, Oklahoma and Missouri. She loved the ocean and the mountains, the open plains and New York City. She loved life and was a loyal friend. The last job she held in West Plains was at Christos House thrift store. She truly enjoyed the people with whom she worked and the people the store serves. She felt a fulfillment in helping those who were often overlooked or forced to the margins of society. She knew how to live a life of mercy toward others. She was a very selfless person and loved her family. Mrs. Carroll was of the Catholic faith and attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Carroll, of the family home; two children, Scott Carroll and wife, Cheryl, Castle Rock, Colorado and Mark Carroll, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Becker and wife, Carmel, State of NewYork; and three nieces, Kathryn Anne (Becker) Savage, Rachel Elizabeth (Becker) and Jessica Mary Becker.
Her parents and three infant brothers, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hope’s Rest Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.