James A. Carter

June 17, 1930March 26, 2014
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James A. Carter, 83, Carmel, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Riverview Hospital. He was born June 17, 1930, in Kokomo, to Albert Glenn and Mildred (Todd) Carter. On December 7, 1950, he married Virginia (Herr) Carter, and she survives.

James served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He earned a B.S. degree from Indiana University and an M.S. degree from Butler University. He was involved in many things throughout Indiana. He was director of the Indiana Easter Seal Society and, after retirement, worked at CVS for 20 years. He graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy and was a member of the Rotary Club in Noblesville, the Westfield School Board, the National School Board, the Easter Seals, and Southside Christian Church. He cherished his family and felt that he was one of the luckiest men alive to have been able to spend 63 years with his loving wife.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jeff and his wife Terri Carter, Cicero; one daughter, Marsha and her husband Michael Kehrer, Ringgold, Georgia; seven grandchildren, Monica and her husband Peter Fastenau, Melanie Kehrer, Morgan Kehrer, Brian and his wife Angela Carter, Michelle and her husband Dan Pescovitz, Abby Russell, and Sara Hiatt; and one great-grandson, Prestin Hiatt.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

The funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Easter Seal Society or the American Red Cross. Messages of condolence may be expressed online at


  • Visitation Saturday, March 29, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Marilyn Lutz

March 31, 2014

Please accept my sincere sympathy at your loss. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

Grace Kelley

March 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. I worked with Jim at CVS and it always brightened my day to see him smiling and whistling. He will be missed by all.

Anna Marie Germain

March 29, 2014

My thoughts and prayers to the Carter family at this difficult time.

Anna Marie Germain, Former employee at Easter Seals.

Amy Garrison

March 29, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very difficult time.

Beth Lucas

March 29, 2014

I was sorry to hear of Mr. Carter's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Beth Ross Lucas, a friend of Marsha's from Manchester College.