Annora Sue (Kirsch) Karr, 90

Annora Sue (Kirsch) Karr, 90


July 20, 2022 ~ 21 Tamuz 5782

The world has lost a truly precious soul with the passing of Annora Sue Karr. After a brief illness, Sue passed away quietly, surrounded by her loved ones.

Sue, as she was known to many, was a happy, social person with a ready smile. Her entire family dearly loved her. Sue was born in New York City, where she was raised in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan. Her parents were childhood immigrants escaping the pogroms of Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century.

She attended the New York High School of Music and Art. She was graduated from Oberlin College in 1953 with a B.A. in Art History. Her years at Oberlin were marked by the love of her singing and theatrical endeavors. She was known for her beautiful soprano voice, and her flaming red hair, and she enjoyed performing in many musical genres. After graduation, she returned to New York and took a position as an aide at the Guggenheim Museum. She met her beloved husband Sam in Philadelphia on a blind date, when he literally “swept her off her feet” in his light plane, with a day trip to Atlantic City, beginning their lifetime love of travel. They lived in New York, Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, and Philadelphia before settling in Toledo, Ohio, where they raised their family. Sue became an active member of the arts community. Among her many contributions, Sue worked or volunteered as a Classical DJ for WGTE, a docent at The Toledo Museum of Art, a teacher of English as a Second Language, and an active vocalist.

In 2014, Sue and Sam relocated to Louisville, KY, where Sue continued her passions for the arts and other pursuits.

She is survived by her three sons, Matthew (Kathy Karr), Joel (Kenneth Fong), and Robert (Sabrina Haber), her grandchildren Laura (Matthew Duncan), Daniel (Kassi Karr), Gabriel, and Sophia, along with four great-grandchildren, Noah, Harper, Sadee, and  Calum.

The funeral will be held at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, at 12 p.m. on July 25th, 2022. Visitors are welcome from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow in Cave Hill Cemetery. The funeral service will live-stream at www.facebook.com/hermanmeyerson

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Speed Art Museum of Louisville, Louisville Orchestra, The Toledo Museum of Art, or MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.


Grave Location

Cave Hill Cemetery