Max O. Carleton, Sr., 83, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, Mo., died March 13, 2004. Max was born at Moundville, Mo., and graduated from Bronaugh High School. He retired from the Kansas City, Mo., Post Office in 1979 and moved to Springfield in 1998. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, at the Appleton City, Mo., Cemetery, under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, Mo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, at the Schowengerdt Chapel. Contributions are encouraged to the charity of choice. He is survived by his wife, Cathleen; one son, Max O. Carleton, Jr.; and a daughter, Frances Bonner, all of Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.