Virginia L. Carter, age 96, of Waterloo passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Mrs. Carter was born on May 7, 1925 in Fort Wayne to Virgil and Marjorie (Zeimmer) Applegate. She graduated in 1943 from South Side High School in Fort Wayne. After high school she attended business school.
She married Russell “Russ” Carter on November 15, 1950 in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2019.
Mrs. Carter worked for General Electric, Brotherhood Mutual Insurance, Votaw and Sons Electric and North American Van Lines, all in Fort Wayne. She retired in 1995. Mrs. Carter attended Grace Point Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne where she was very active. She also volunteered her time in the office helping with different jobs and activities. After moving to DeKalb County she attended the Auburn Church of the Nazarene.
She enjoyed doing crafts of all kinds including crocheting, knitting, ceramics, painting and she would even make her girls their dresses when they were young. After retiring she and Russell owned an RV and wintered in Florida for many years. They were also able to travel overseas visiting Switzerland, Italy and Hawaii.
God and family were her greatest source of comfort and joy. She was very loved and she will be greatly missed!
Son and daughter-in-law; Ronald and Renee Carter of Fort Wayne.
Son and daughter-in-law; Mark and Kathy Carter of France.
Daughter; Kathleen Etheridge of Indianapolis.
Daughter; Carol Carter of Waterloo.
10 grandchildren and their spouses; Reid Carter, Raelene and Kevin LaMott, Russell and Jessica Carter, Rachelle and Sam Harkenrider, Riley and Ashlee Carter, Lucas and Erica Carter, Emily Carter, Shane Etheridge, Carly Carter and Dylan Carter.
11 great grandchildren and a great grandson coming in December.
She is also survived by her very special friend; Debra Hudson of Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Russell Carter, daughter; Darlene Sue Carter, an infant grandson; Nathaniel and a sister; Marilyn Anderson.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street in Waterloo.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 12:00 Noon at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo with Pastor Ralph Diehl officiating.
Burial will take place at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
Memorial Donations may be made to Dayspring International, P.O. Box 3309, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454-9966 to help support mission work.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Waterloo.
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