Margie M. Carter

Friday, March 15, 2013

Margie M. (Dennis) Carter, 90, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013, into the loving arms of our Father. Margie entered this world on Sept. 20, 1922, the first child of six to Bessie and Roy Dennis. Margie attended school in Carterville and graduated from El Dorado Springs High School.

Margie married Marvin Carter on Jan. 20, 1941. They were married almost 50 years before Marvin passed away in 1990. Marvin and Margie had two children, James and Cheryl. Cheryl passed away as an infant.

Margie and Marvin lived their entire lives in El Dorado Springs, Mo., where they ran the Carter's Market Grocery Store along with Marvin's brothers. The family business was well-known and Margie was always kind to everyone. She enjoyed her life and her family. She was a very devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and had numerous friends. She was a hard worker and a wonderful Christian woman. She was always doing for others and didn't give a second thought to go help out her grandchildren whenever in need. Margie always had a deep faith and was blessed to be a member of the First Baptist Church in El Dorado Springs, where she enjoyed such wonderful fellowship with her Sunday school class.

Preceding Margie in death were her husband, Marvin; her parents, Bessie and Roy Dennis; and her daughter, Cheryl Jo.

Survivors include her son, Jim Carter and wife, Sandy, of Nevada, Mo., and their children, Dennis and his wife, Betty Carter, of Scott City, Kan., and Dana and her husband, Harold Ratcliff, of Argyle, Texas; great-grandchildren, Blake Carter of Mead, Kan., Samantha Houseman of Branson, Mo., Char Antonelli of Scott City, Kan., Lee Houseman of Lawrence, Kan., and Lexie and Brayden Ratcliff of Argyle, Texas. Margie also leaves behind her siblings, Evelyn Harvey, Melba McPeak, and Roy Dennis, all of El Dorado Springs, Mo., Dean Dennis of Colorado, and Donna Hopper of Springfield, Mo. Survivors also include many loved nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, and great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Monday, March 11, at 2 p.m., at El Dorado Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. The Rev. Brent Bland officiated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to her loving church, First Baptist of El Dorado Springs.

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