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Wilma Fern Carter

June 13, 1925 — July 13, 2019

 

Wilma’s life began on June 13, 1925, the daughter of George Ellsworth and Alice Margaret (Corman) Cornelius on a farm near Oil Hill, Kansas. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior when she was 9 years old. She attended schools in Whitewater and married Roy B. Carter, Jr. on March 8, 1946, in Hagerstown, Maryland. She attended Wichita School of Practical Nursing and graduated as an LPN in 1968.

Wilma was a nurse aide at Bethel Deaconess Hospital and Presbyterian Manor in Newton before she graduated from nursing school. She practiced as an LPN at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, and was the night charge nurse at Wheat State Manor in Whitewater. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, First United Methodist Church in Newton, and attended the First Baptist Church in Peabody.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, her garden, word search and crossword puzzles, coloring and watching game shows. She loved the Lord, shared her faith and prayed for those folks that came to visit her.

Her loving family includes her daughters, Sharon Kay Albert (Fred) of Rockaway Beach, Missouri, Beverley “Jean” Long of Whitewater; son, Roy “Bruce” Carter (Pam) of Peabody; one grandchild, Alyssa Carter of Newton; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death her parents; husband, Roy in 2003; 6 brothers, George, Lawrence, Charles, Jacob, Robert and Joseph Cornelius; 2 sisters, Margaret Cade and Mildred Brown; son-in-law, James Long. Wilma passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2019, having reached the age of 94 years old.

Her family will gather with friends on Thursday, July 18, from 5-7 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Friday, July 19, at 10:00 a.m. both at the Federated Church in Whitewater with Pastor Rodger Charles officiating. Interment will follow in Brainerd Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 1861 N. Rock Road, Suite 380, Wichita, Kansas 67206 or American Diabetes Association, 608 W. Douglas, Suite 100, Wichita, Kansas 67203 or Good Shepherd Hospice, 7829 E. Rockhill St., Suite 403, Wichita, Kansas 67206.

 

 

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Greenwood Cemetery Newton

1100 W 1st St, Newton, KS 67114

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Friday, July 19, 2019

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