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Helen E. Carter 'Granny', of Evansville, Indiana, sadly passed away on June 18, 2012, at the age of 92.
Helen was born in Boonville, Indiana on April 8, 1920, to Alfred Leslie Derrington and Lillian Derrington.
A lifetime resident of Evansville, she had resided at River Pointe Campus for the past six years. During World War II Helen joined Servel as one of the first women to support the war effort, building aircraft, while her husband, Donald Carter, was serving in the Army Cavalry and Merchant Marines. After the war, Helen spent her career as a rural mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service and newspaper distributor for The Evansville Courier and Press for nearly forty years. During her career she received numerous awards for driver safety and years of service.
Helen was a big fan of basketball (IU and the Celtics) and Elvis. She was an avid reader. She also enjoyed the theatre and collecting fine crystal. 'Granny's' favorite time was spent traveling the country with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Helen was predeceased by her former husband, Don Carter, and her daughter, Donna Carter McKimmie, who passed away on February 18, 2012.
She is survived by her son, Robert Carter and his wife Kristie of Evergreen, Colorado; sisters, Marjorie Brennan, of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Peg Poston, and husband Jack, of Evansville; brothers, Clarence Rick Derrington, Stanley Derrington, and wife Marsha, and Keith Derrington, and wife Joan, all of Evansville.
She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Sloan Carter James, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jessica McKimmie, of San Diego, California, Heather McKimmie, of Seattle, Washington; great-grandchildren, Kinsey Vinson and Carter Thompson, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
To celebrate Helen's life, a private memorial service will be held on June 22, 2012, at Sunset Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Charlier Hospice.
Published in Courier Press on June 19, 2012