Ann Schmidt Carton died on March 24th at home accompanied by loving family and caregivers.
Born in Los Angeles, CA, Ann moved to Illinois in 1949 to marry Laurence A. Carton, a Chicago attorney with deep local roots. Preceded in death by Laurence, her spouse of 55 years, and their eldest daughter Katherine (Joseph) Hammer, her surviving family includes Ellen, John L. (Sally), Mary (Daniel) Gregory, Evelyn (Sidney) Kurth, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ann was never afraid to stand up and fight for what she believed was right. She faced old age with fortitude and was grateful for her many blessings. Burial plans are still being finalized.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either: Forest Park at Lake Forest Beach, c/o Forest Park Preservation Corporation, Box 868, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or LFLB Senior Foundation, 100 East Old Mill Road, Lake Forest, IL 600045 or by phone (847) 234-2209. Info: Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Apr. 4 to Apr. 8, 2021.