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Carol Carr

Carol Carr, 77, of Kirkwood, Missouri died on July 3, 2022. Carol was born in St. Louis on April 21, 1945 to Anna and Ralph Mathany. She was the much beloved wife of Don Salniker, with whom she would have celebrated 30 years of marriage this coming November. She is survived by her son, David Carr, who was born during her first marriage to Tom Carr, and by siblings Irene Korlin and Gary Matheny. Carol will be especially missed by Sandra Blackford, her dear cousin who was more like a sister. She was preceded in death by parents Anna and Ralph Matheny. Carol graduated from Ritenour High School and then furthered her education completing both bachelor’s and master’s degrees

During her career, Carol worked as a social worker and as a psychologist for several agencies including Mercy Hospital. At the same time, Carol had an entrepreneurial streak and pursued a challenging and ultimately successful real estate endeavor.

Carol had many friends, including former co-workers, fellow bridge players, and the members of her walking group. She had many interests which lead her to own a variety of books on many subjects and an eclectic assortment of collectibles.  She had a great love of animals and rescued and adopted many pets over the years.

She was much loved and is greatly missed by all family and friends.

A memorial service will be planned in the future. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a charity of your choice in Carol’s honor.


  1. Paul Geerling on August 7, 2022 at 9:48 am

    Carol was a unique spirited person. She was always smiling, an intense listener and a fun-loving people person. I’m sure many people were better off after being around her. Well done Carol!

  2. Robert Dierker on August 7, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Carol was a great person. A true friend and fantastic co- worker. A real support to many. Carol will be missed.

  3. Jerry Foerstel on August 7, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Carol was a highly respected woman by everyone at Snow Hollow Lake where she and her husband owned a cabin.
    Carol was interested in her neighbors and the Conservation of Snow Hollow Lake and its surroundings. She was a
    fun loving lady, and outspoken lady, and you could be proud to say she was your friend. May she rest in peace.

  4. Jean Rosenfeld on August 7, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    Don, I was so saddened and shocked to see that Carol had passed away. The last time I had contact with her was several years ago when we helped contact friends and other people for Barbara M’s memorial service. My sincere condolences to you and other family members.
    Carol was a really good person who will be missed by many people.
    May memories of her be a blessing.

  5. Wanda Kennedy-Kuntz on August 8, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    I was blessed to know Carol for only a few short years through our Webster Groves walking group. During those few short years, Carol became for me a tremendously supportive listener as I navigated a major life decision. She was both lightheartedly funny and deeply caring – always cooking up some fun activity for all of us! We will all deeply miss Carol

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