Carrie Bell (Lee) Tarver M.Ed.
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Carrie Bell Tarver, M.Ed. (nee Lee)

age 74, of Bainbridge Township passed away after an extended illness on Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1945, in Enterprise, Alabama, to the late Louis and Mary (Thompson) Lee. In 1975, Carrie graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. The University of Toledo accepted Carrie to attend medical school. However, she opted to continue to teach and raise a family. In her sixties, Carrie returned to Kent State University for graduate school. In 2010 and at 65, she earned a Master of Education degree in Community Counseling. A pioneer, Carrie began her teaching career as the first black science teacher at McKinley Senior High School in Canton, Ohio. She was an or iginal member of the Leila Green Alliance of Black School Educators. After 35 years of teaching chemistry, biology, genetics, and general science, in Texas and Ohio, Carrie retired from Warrensville Heights High School in 2015. Throughout her tenure, she chaired the science department, coordinated science fairs, prepared students for academic competitions, and worked with local companies to secure scholarships.

Carrie is survived by her son Bernard Tarver II and daughter Camille Tarver, sisters Ann Lee and Catherine Richards, and a host of special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Carrie is proceeded in death by her brother James Lee and sisters Mary Alice Kelly and Bennie Graham.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11 am at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visition will be on Monday, June 8, 2020 from 6-8 pm at Rhoden Memorial Home.

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Published in The Repository from Jun. 7 to Jun. 8, 2020.
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September 14, 2020
ms tarver such a kindhearted soft spoken person . i had the pleasure of getting to know you working at Warrensville High school. im sad to hear of the passing of ms . tarver may you rest in peace..
ms. camp
June 10, 2020
Beautiful mother! You have my deepest condolences
Georgio Sabino III
June 9, 2020
I had the pleasure of being Ms. Tarver student from 1992-1993. She was tough but also introduced me to science. I now have a B.S and M.S. of Chemistry and have been working in Forensics for over 18 years, because Ms. Tarver planted that seed of knowledge.

Thank you for your contribution to the school and community.

Rest In Peace Ms. Tarver.
JaCinta Batson
June 8, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Carrie will always be remembered.
Bertha Bailey Whatle
June 8, 2020
had the pleasure of being a student of Ms. Tarver from 2004-2006. She was a tough teacher lol very strict. I appreciated her and our side bar conversations. I can remember talking about her garden and how much she loved it. She always matches from head to toe and would wear her open toe slides (which she had in every color) in all seasons. Rest well Ms. Tarver.
Ashley Riley
June 8, 2020
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Gregory Poston
June 8, 2020
Hello Family, I am sorry to hear of The passing of Cousin Carrie! I admired her strength and fight against the odds. I admired her intelligence as a science teacher during times when that rarely happened. She was a supportive and loving family member. She will be missed. Prayers and blessings for the family during this time. RIP Cousin Carrie!
Valencia Covington Samuel
June 8, 2020
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