Barbara C. Carter, 64, of Mayfield, died Thursday afternoon at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, following an illness. She was the widow of Joseph L. Carter Sr., who died in 2006.
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Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Thomas H. and Catherine M. Gill Cavanaugh, she was educated in North Scranton Jr. High School, and was a member of the Jermyn Primitive Methodist Church. She was a certified nurse's aide and before her illness, worked at the Lackawanna Health & Rehab Center in Blakely.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, who truly enjoyed every moment she spent with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by three sons, Joseph L. Carter Jr. and wife, Annette, Mayfield; Thomas H. Carter and companion, Barbara Miller, Duryea; and James R. Carter, Mayfield; two daughters, Terra J. Black and husband, Frank, Mayfield; and Catherine M. Smith, Carbondale; three sisters, Mary Lou Bryan, Clarks Summit; Margaret "Peg" Howells, Scranton; and Patricia Shafer and husband, Orby, Scranton; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Pvt. Frank Brennan, Thomas H. Cavanaugh III and James T. Cavanaugh; and a sister, Catherine M. Tucker.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the John J. Turko & Sons Funeral Home, 402 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, by the Rev. Allan Rupert, pastor of Jermyn Primitive Methodist Church. Interment in Fairview Memorial Park will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Tuesday from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
John J Turko & Sons Funeral Home Inc
402 Boulevard Ave Dickson City, PA 18519
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 23, 2014