Virginia Ann McCarthy was received by the Lord on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas.
She was born March 8, 1936 in Tyler, Texas to Pearl and Franklin Orval Clark. She and her husband Paul formerly lived in Sweetwater, Texas for 31 years and were members of Trinity Baptist Church before moving to Temple in 2014. She had a long career in the insurance industry, volunteered with the American Red Cross for 23 years, and was a member of The Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, E. Paul McCarthy of 41 years; sister Frankie Clark of Cleburne, Texas; son Micky Pohlmeyer of Houston, Texas; stepdaughter Catherine McCarthy-Lynch of Billings, Montana; stepson Michael Fullarton of Richmond, Texas; stepdaughter Constance McCarthy-Rutter of Tehachapi, California; stepdaughter Carol McCarthy of Nacogdoches, Texas; stepson Matthew McCarthy of Clarksdale, Arizona; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sister Betty McDaniel, and great-grandson Eli Peña.
Services will be held at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple on Wednesday, September 12, at 9:00 am. VA Pavilion Services will be held at Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery at 11:00 am in Killeen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Immanuel Baptist Church in Temple, the American Red Cross, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or the charity of your choice in her honor.
It was such a joy to have Ann as my partner as we ventured all over Texas for the American Red Cross. She blessed my life with her wonderful way of being in the world, her gift of gab, and her caring heart. She applied that good heart well and made a difference to so many who knew her and many who never met her through her dedicated work and efforts. She never met a stranger. The world is a better place for her having been here and sharing her gifts and talents.
Terry MarquardtFort Worth, TX
Paul and family, although we'll all miss Ann, we can have peace because we know that on Thursday, she met her Lord and Savior! What a day that was for her! We're sure she will be the first to greet you when you are reunited in Heaven one day. Bless you all. Our love and prayers!
Delbert & Janie DavisSweetwater, TX