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DONALD DEAN CARTER

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DONALD DEAN CARTER Obituary
Donald D. Carter, 92, of Lenexa, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013, at the Kansas City Hospice House. The family will celebrate Donald's life at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Overland Park Presbyterian Church, 8029 Overland Park Dr., Overland Park, KS 66204, followed by Happy Hour at Garden Villas of Lenexa at 3:30 p.m. Donald will be laid to rest in a private family service at Plum Grove Cemetery, Winchester, Kan. Donald was born Oct. 19, 1920, in Winchester to the late Arthur and Lela (McConnell) Carter. After graduating high school Donald married the love of his life Eloise Wray. She preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 2010, after 69 years of marriage. In July of 1942, Donald was drafted during World War II in to the United States Army and served with the 65th Coast Artillery, Anti-Aircraft before attending Officers Candidate School. He served overseas in Milne Bay, New Guinea, and Luzon, Philippines. He was discharged in July 1946 at the rank of Captain. Donald worked for AllState Insurance for over 30 years before retiring in 1984. Donald enjoyed watching birds, growing flowers, playing cards, and making friends with everyone he met. He is also preceded by a son, Ronald; two brothers, Charles and Chalmer. Donald is survived by his daughter, Linda Barker and husband Ed; two grandsons, Robbi Carter and Kenneth Carter; three granddaughters, Jennifer Carter-Painter, Lindsay Barker and Kristin Barker; an aunt, Ola Mae Jaedicke; sister-in-law, Sandra Haar; three great grandsons and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Honor Flight, c/o Dianne Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH 45505; or to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137. Condolences may be left at www.amosfamily.com Arr.: Amos Family Funeral Home and Crematory, (913) 631-5566. The Amos Family Funeral Home, Crematory, Chapels. 913-631-5566 amosfamily.com


Published in Kansas City Star on Sept. 24, 2013
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