Gwenlyn E. “Gwen” Carter, 87, Warsaw, passed away at 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw. She was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Warsaw to Lester and Beryl (Murphy) Young. Her step-father was Alfred “Flip” Phillips.
She was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1948. On Aug. 16, 1953, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Carter; whom preceded her in death in April of 1990. They were married for almost 37 years.
She received a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Therapy from Ball State University and prior to that she attended Manchester College. She worked at many places throughout her life including: Lake City Bank for five years; First National Bank for 30 years; Dr. John Thomas ENT for eight years; and also Buyer-Carter’s Department Store in Bluffton. She and Bill loved antiques and owned Buggy Wheel Antiques for several years.
Her social affiliations included AKO Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Tri Kappa, and American Legion Auxiliary Post #49. She was a member of Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church and participated in the cheeseball and prayer blanket ministries. In addition she enjoyed playing euchre and bridge and had season tickets at the Wagon Wheel Theatre for over 20 years.
She is survived by her daughter: Linda (spouse Dave) Francis; son, Kevin (spouse Angie) Carter; grandchildren: Ryan (spouse Saagar Patel) Francis and Lindsey (partner Lisa Little) Francis, Casey and Cade Carter, and Cody Sunday; a great grandchild; Luna Sunday.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, Warsaw. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, Warsaw. Father Brian Grantz will officiate the service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw is entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church 424 W Market St. Warsaw, IN 46580 or Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County PO Box 1906 Warsaw, IN 46581
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