The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

October 9, 2012

Jean R. Carter, 91, Lewisburg

The Daily Item

— LEWISBURG — Jean R. (Riley) Carter, 91, a resident of Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, died on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

Jean was born Aug. 20, 1921, in Girard Township, Erie County, the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Eunice Mary (Stevens) Riley. On July 19, 1942, she married Edward G. “Ed” Carter, and they celebrated 66 years of marriage before his death on April 15, 2009.

Jean was a 1939 graduate of Rice Avenue Union High School, Girard.

As a young woman, she worked in the Erie County Courthouse, and later in life, she worked as a bookkeeper at the Erie County Hospital and the Pyramid Oil Co., the family business. She also was a dedicated homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Jean was a member and was involved with all aspects of First Universalist Church, Girard. She also was a member of the Elk Valley Garden Club. She volunteered for many years at the Susquehanna Valley Visitors Bureau along with her husband, Ed.

Jean was an avid gardener and enjoyed sewing. She was a great friend to all and enjoyed entertaining family and friends.

Jean is survived by two sons, Charles R. “Rock” Carter and his wife, Linda, and Christopher E. “Chris” and beloved Carolyn, all of Emmaus; one daughter, Terry Cole, of Newark Valley, N.Y.; six grandchildren;, Lisa, Daniel, Emily, Kate, Andy and Ali; three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Heather and Chelsea; one brother and sister-in-law, Steven E. and Doris Riley, of Erie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Bernard Riley.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Best Western Country Cupboard Inn, 7701 W. Branch Highway (Route 15), Lewisburg, with the Rev. Donald Cook officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Benevolent Care Fund, 889 Fairground Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Arrangements are being handled by the Dale E. Ranck Funeral Service, 125 N. Front St., Milton.

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