John Keith Carlton

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

John Keith Carlton, 80, of Kansas City, Mo., the son of Arleigh Caldwell and Ruth Jane (Graham) Carlton, was born April 9, 1933, in Schell City, Mo., and passed from this life Friday, April 4, 2014, at his home.

John attended school in Schell City graduating with the Class of 1951. After graduation he moved to the Kansas City, Mo., area where he worked for a time at the Leeds Plant and then Vendo. In 1964, he began employment at Chemagro which later was renamed Bayer Ag Chemical Company, where he worked as a construction supervisor until his retirement in 1997. During his employment he also attended the University of Missouri at Rolla for one year where he studied chemical engineering.

John was baptized early is his life and a follower of the Methodist faith. On Dec. 4, 1980, he was united in marriage to Eunice Kathleen Danner, in Independence, Mo. During his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and through his life always enjoyed the outdoors. During the last few years he had enjoyed visits to the casino.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy, of the home in Kansas City, Mo.; his children, Franklin K. Carlton and his wife, Linda, of Nevada, Frederick Lee Carlton and his wife, Veronica, of Kingsville, Mo., Steven Loren Carlton and his wife, Melanie, of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Lesa Marie Carlton and Jeff Simmons, of Independence, Mo.; one sister, Jeanie Gwyn and her husband, Charles, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. John was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert and Joseph; and one sister, Evelyn.

Graveside services with interment for John Keith Carlton were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 6, at the Green Lawn Cemetery, in Schell City, Mo., with the Rev. Roger Beach officiating. Pallbearers were Seth Carlton, Emmett Carlton, Aaron Carlton, Anthony Carlton, Weston Carlton, Matthew Mullin, and Daniel Mullin. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Schell City Rural Volunteer Fire Department or Schell City Community Betterment.

Arrangements for Mr. Carlton were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City.