The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 7, 2013

Jeanette Helen Carter


DANVILLE — Jeanette Helen Carter, 95, of Danville, went to be with her Lord on Feb. 5, 2013, at Hawthorne Inn, Danville.

Services will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Ridgeview Baptist Church, 3838 N. Vermilion St., Danville, with visitation at the church beginning at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission Fund of Ridgeview Baptist Church.

Jeanette was born Dec. 18, 1917, in Ogle County, daughter of Louis and Kathryn (Daveler) Meyer.

She married Raymond Hugh Carter on June 2, 1948, in Franklin Grove.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond; three sons, David (Bonnie) Carter of Roselle, Paul (Judy) Carter of Lewistown, Pa., and Philip (Cathy) Carter of Elgin; one daughter, Mary Beth Chavarry, and one daughter-in-law, Mardelle Carter, both of Jeffersonville, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Elyda Mattern, of DeKalb; and brother, Frank Meyer, of Dixon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and twin sons, John Arnold Carter and James Arthur Carter.

Jeanette graduated from Northern Illinois State Teachers College in DeKalb in 1937. She began her teaching career in a one-room, K-8 school. After a hiatus of 20 years to raise her family, she returned to teaching in 1966. She taught as a Title I teacher from 1973-82 in Danville District 118.

A devout Christian wife and mother, she was one of the oldest members of Ridgeview Baptist Church, where for over 40 years she was active in Mission Circle and served on the Missions Committee, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir.

Her hobbies included African violets, gardening, sewing and a variety of crafts. She enjoyed cooking for both family and guests.

In the early years of Danville Habitat for Humanity she was active in refurbishing houses. She also volunteered with Faith in Action as well as Meals on Wheels and enjoyed visiting with those she served.

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