The Ottumwa Courier

March 4, 2013

Janice Lee Carter, 71, Burlington


BURLINGTON — Mrs. Janice Lee Carter, 71, of Burlington, passed away March 1, 2013, at her home.

Born Sept. 6, 1941, in Mercer County, Mo., the daughter of Orville and Olive Oleta Stark. On Jan. 13, 1957, she married Charles Irven Carter of Allerton in Princeton, Mo. They were married for 44 years until his death on Dec. 22, 2001.

Janice spent her younger years living in Mercer County on a farm. She spent many years cleaning businesses and helping elderly people. She also worked eight years for Hy-Vee in Albia as a baker and fryer. She also worked for Burlington Hy-Vee in the deli. She worked at Wal-Mart in Burlington from 1995 until she retired in May of 2008.

Janice’s hobbies included sewing, working with silk flowers and jigsaw puzzles. She loved to listen to Elvis and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound gospel music. She spent many hours enjoying long walks and eagle watching on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Survivors include three daughters, Olive Lucille and Larry Schlensig of Shelby, Tammie Lee and Bernard Lahart of Burlington and Sally Bee Carter and Joe Burch of Russell; four sons, Duke Irven and Terri Carter of Melrose, Clay Derrick and Catherine Carter of Dallas City, Ill., Jeffrey Lynn and Tori Carter of Knoxville and Timothy Micah and Julie Carter of Hiteman. Janice and Charles helped raise three of their grandchildren, Kristian Ashley, Kyle Irven and Makenzie Elizabeth Carter; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Velma Davis of Altoona and Lena Kemper of Lucas; and two brothers, Everett Stark and Orville Stark Jr. of Mercer, Mo.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Charles Robert Carter and Todd Elliott Carter; one grandson, Kasey Carter; five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carter will be at 10 a.m. today at Lunning Chapel with Pastor Larry Dodds officiating. Interment will be in Allerton Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the time of service.

Following the committal service, there will be a time of fellowship and food at the Allerton Civic Center in Allerton.

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