Elizabeth Irene Carter, 96, of Quaker City, died Friday (November 16, 2012) at Cambridge Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 1, 1916, in Fairview, daughter of the late Thomas R. Reed and Anna (Ault) Reed.
Mrs. Carter was a homemaker. She faithfully attended Quaker City United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a 1935 graduate of Old Washington High School. Mrs. Carter took great joy in baking pies for her family and friends, sewing, quilting and raising peony flowers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Samuel “Boyd’ Carter, who died February 4, 2004. They were married August 26, 1936. Also deceased is a son, Jerroll Boyd Carter; a sister, Lillian Brownfield; and a brother, Charles Hubert Reed.
She is survived by a son, Bryson R. (Mary K.) Carter of Gallipolis; a daughter, Anna E. (Donald) Simeral of Quaker City; a daughter-in-law, Diana Davidson of Chandlersville, AZ; four grandchildren, Kevin Carter, Dr. Stephanie (Erik) Carter Kelley, Kristi Carter, and Sean Carter; and seven great-grandchildren, Jarod Vance, Robert Borden, Derek Diaz Carter, Griffin Carter, Chase Carter, Kathryn Kelley and Carter Kelley.
Services were held on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Thorn-Black Funeral Home, Quaker City. Pastor Jeff Eschbaugh officiated the funeral service.
Burial was at Friends Cemetery, Quaker City.
As an expression of sympathy, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Elizabeth’s name to one of the following organizations: Hospice of Guernsey Inc, PO Box 1165, Cambridge OH 43725; or Quaker City Fire Department, PO Box 326, Quaker City OH 43773.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.thorn-blackfuneralhomes.com.