Clara Corine (Smith) Carrico (1927 - 2018)

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Clara Corine Smith Carrico, 91, of West High Street in Springfield, died at 2:14 pm Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.
Born March 31, 1927, in Washington County, she was preceded in death by her parents, William Joseph and Nellie Rebecca Rudd Smith; her husband, William Maurice Carrico, May 11, 2010; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Nell and Kenneth Brookshire, June 21, 2010; three sisters, Mary Lillian Kidwell, June 25, 2017, Patricia Ann O'Bryan, March 13, 2017 and Nellie Catherine Smith, 1933; two brothers, James Richard Smith, 1979 and Joseph Brook Smith, 1931.
Clara began her teaching career at Badgett School, a one-room schoolhouse in the St. Rose area of Springfield. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Campbellsville College at the age of 56. She taught at St. Francis, St. Dominic, St. Gregory and St. Clements schools. After retirement, she continued to substitute in the Washington County School system unit September 2018.
She is survived by a son, Kevin Maurice (Marsha) Carrico of Louisville; four daughters, Helen (Mark) Warren of Springfield, Charlene (James) Mann of Winchester, Nancy (Tommy) Satterley of Shepherdsville and Lenora (Glenn) Abrams of Plover, Wisconsin; four brothers, Joe Murray (Imelda) Smith of Warner Robbins, Georgia, Albertus (Linda) Smith of Bardstown, Robert (Beverly) Smith of Campbellsville and Bernard (Rosemary) Smith of Louisville; four sisters, Sarah Frances (Joe) Jones of Louisville, Rebecca (Jimmy) Carrico, Regina (Leo) Carrico and Faye (Roy) Smith all of Springfield. Fifteen grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral mass was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at St. Rose Catholic Church with Rev. Culpepper Elliott and Deacon Donnie Coulter. Burial was in St. Rose Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons, Matthew and Brandon Mann, Bradley Warren, Craig Satterley, Jake Hood and Jordon Brown.
A prayer service was held at 7 p.m. Friday at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home.
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Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.
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Published in The Springfield Sun on Nov. 28, 2018
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