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Ivorine "Ivy" Merle Cartwright
Jan 17,1925---Sep 22,2017

Ivorine “Ivy” Merle Emery Cartwright entered the Kingdom of Heaven peacefully on September 22, 2017.  She passed peacefully with her family by her side at the tender age of 92.


Ivy is survived by her children Shelia Ann Sharpe (husband William Sharpe) of Shelton, WA, Calvin Ray Cartwright, Ronald Dale Cartwright, Gretchen and Lisa Goans of Lawrence, KS and Elaine Cartwright of Overland Park, KS. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Glenn Cartwright.


Ivy was born on January 17, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas to Walter C. and Sallie Batson Emery. She married Edward Glenn Cartwright who arrived in Corsicana to complete pilot training with the Army Air Corp at the beginning of World War II. After the war, the family moved to Kansas City, MO when her husband accepted a position with Midwest Research Institute. Ivy was a homemaker to her children until the age of 45 when she decided to make her mark on the world and begin a career of her own. Her most beloved position was with Hallmark Cards in the Creative Services Department assisting artists with supplies from the in-house store. Ivy retired from Hallmark Cards at the age of 70. She was affectionally known as ‘Mom’ to the artist community at Hallmark.  


Ivy was an accomplished cook and gardener, but her real love was for quilting and often would spend many hours lost in her craft. She was a generous and loving individual who was a fiercely loyal friend.  She was active and dedicated, always intent on learning and growing as a person no matter what her age.


A funeral is yet to be scheduled in Corsicana, TX and will be private. A celebration of her life will be held on October 1, 2017 at her home from 1 pm to 5 pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ivy’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Kitten Rescue 420 SE State Route 3, Shelton, WA 98584 or any animal rescue of your choice. Condolences can be sent to The family would like to thank SENIOR HELPERS and VITAS HOSPICE for their incredible level or care, tenderness and love during Ivy’s final days on earth. 

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Sep 01 ,2017
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1:00 pm
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