The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


April 12, 2014

Janette Mae Carter

JOPLIN, Mo. — Janette Mae Carter died on April 10, 2014, in Joplin, Mo. She had been a resident at Spring River Christian Village since September 2013, due to disabilities following a stroke.

Janette was born Nov. 20, 1929, in Brainerd, Minn. She was the first born of James Thomas Templeton and Ethel Edith Partlow. As a young girl she moved with her parents to the Pacific Northwest initially to Auburn, Wash., and subsequently to South Tacoma, Wash. She graduated Lincoln High School in June 1949. Soon thereafter she went to work as a clerk in the Army Post Exchange at Fort Lewis, Wash. It was there she met Selden J. Carter Jr., who at the time was serving in the Army and was destined to become her husband. They were married on Sept. 6, 1951, at Asbury Methodist Church in South Tacoma. From that time on she was totally devoted to her husband and to the family they would eventually produce. As the young wife to a very young soldier, life presented many new challenges which she met willingly. In the years to follow, due to the nature of her husband's profession, there would be numerous moves and several periods of prolonged separation. Janette accepted each of these situations as a normal event in the life of an Army wife. Her first child, Laurie, was born in Heidelberg, Germany. Her second, Daniel, was born in Huntsville, Ala. Catherine, her third, was born in Omaha, Neb. Sandra was the fourth born and that took place in Wurtzburg, Germany, a little over 10 years after Laurie's birth. There were times when she had to fill the role of both a mother and that of a father. There was never a time when she complained or considered giving up. She was a loving and caring mother, seeing to all the needs of her children and all the while continued to be a loving, devoted wife to her husband. In her earlier years, Janette was active in teaching in Sunday School and in Vacation Bible School. She loved working with children and especially enjoyed working with art and craft projects. She would always find time to play house or other games with the grandchildren whenever they visited. Janette was a member of the First Baptist Church, of Webb City.

Janette was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Selden J. Carter Jr. and her children, Laureetta C. Carter, of Edmonds, Wash., Daniel E. Carter, of Independence, Kan., Catherine L. Stanley and husband, Stephen, of Columbia, Mo., and Sandra E. Hoppe and husband, Douglas, of Cleveland, Ohio. Janette is survived by her sisters, Shirley Parker and her husband, Herbert, of Naples, Fla., and Marilyn Braun and her husband, Victor, of Oro Valley, Ariz. Also surviving are six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, of Webb City, with Rev. Dr. Joe Dan Fowler, Rev. Bob Easton and Rev. Ron Woody  officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will have a visitation Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to the Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church.

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

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