Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Carter, 104 of Marion, Ind., died on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 at the Wesleyan Health Care Center.

She was born on April 29, 1902 in Jefferson County, Ohio to Marma Duke and Hannah (Coulson) Hutchinson and had been a resident of Marion since 1945.

Elizabeth was raised in a Christian home and lived and served the Lord faithfully throughout her lifetime.

She was saved at a very young age and later in life felt the call of God to become a missionary.

Elizabeth graduated from Canton Actual Business College, Godís Bible School and attended Marion College.

She married Dr. Charles W. Carter on June 5, 1928. He passed away on Oct. 21, 1996.

Elizabeth was a longtime member of the Wesleyan Church and was past secretary of the Servicemenís Department of the Wesleyan Church for 11 years.

She was active in the Wesleyan Missions International, served with her husband, Charles, for many years in overseas missions and was a missionary to Sierra Leone, West Africa for 10 years.

Elizabeth was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, secretary, bookkeeper and soprano soloist.

She was a member of College Wesleyan Church and Wesleyan Womenís Missionary Society.

Survivors include a son, Norman Lee (Rowena) Carter of Swayzee, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Connie Carter of Muskego; grandchildren, Beth (Jerry) Liebherr and David Carter, both of West Bend, Deborah (Stephen) Jourdan of Swayzee, Rhonda (Rev. Randall) Barqerstock of Anderson, Ind., Donna (Ralph) Overman of Peru, Ind. and Denise (Mark) Horner of Converse, Ind.; step-grandchildren, John (Jenny) Rudolph of Madison, Vincent (Sandra) Rudolph of Boston, Mass. and Sue (Dennis) Cotey of Muskego; 16 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; a son, Donald Carter; four brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. at College Wesleyan Church, Marion.

Dr. Duane Thompson and Chaplain James Luttrell Sr. officiated, and interment was in Grand Memorial Park, Marion.

Memorials may be made to Wesleyan World Missions or College Wesleyan Church.

The Needham-Storey-Wamp-ner Funeral Service, Marion, assisted the family.