Marie Catherine Carter, age 88 of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:59 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born October 5, 1926 in Timberville, Virginia; the daughter of the late Odes Oren and Vesta Murl Wine Lam. On March 20, 1948 she married Ira Homer Carter, who died June 22, 1992.
After graduating high school, Marie went to work as a clerk with the FBI. She then married and became a proud farmwife. She retired from the Auglaize County Treasurer’s Office where she had worked for 30 years. She was a member of the Farm Bureau Council, the Republican Central Committee, was active in the Republican Women’s group, and belonged to the sewing circle.
Mrs. Carter was a very dedicated member of the Elm Street Church of the Brethren, where she was a Deacon, active in the community meal ministry, and many other church committees. She was very selfless and had an unquestionable dedication to the Lord.
Survivors include two sons – Andrew A. (Nancy) Carter of Wapakoneta; Donald W. (Debbie Lightle) Carter of Erlanger, Kentucky; a daughter – Catherine R. (Bruce) Heiser of Nashville, TN; five grandchildren – Julie Carter (Nathan) Snyder of Indiana; Teresa Marie (Marc) Parulekar of Pickerington, Ohio; Brian (Traci) Carter of Kentucky; Renee Carter (Brandon) Westmark of Kentucky; Brittany Marie Carter (Jason) Childress, of Kentucky; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers – Harry (Dolores) Lam of New Market, Virginia; Joseph (Sue) Lam of Salem, Virginia; and a sister – Flora Lucille Kagey of Edinburg, Virginia.
She was preceded in death by three brothers – Lawrence Lam, William Lam, and Nelson Lam; and a sister – Virginia Lam.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Elm Street Church of the Brethren; Pastor Doug Price will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m, Monday, February 9, 2015 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elm Street Church of the Brethren.
Date: Monday, February 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am