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Frances Ida Evans Carter -- Stewartville

STEWARTVILLE -- A memorial service for Frances Ida Evans Carter will be 11 a.m. June 1 at Stewartville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Jef Olson officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery in rural Racine.

Mrs. Carter, 90, of 110 Fourth St. N.E., No. 303, Stewartville, a longtime area farm homemaker, died Tuesday (May 21, 2002) at Stewartville Care Center. She had lived at the care center the past month.

Frances Ida Evans was born Sept. 21, 1911, in Racine and grew up on the family farm. She graduated from Stewartville High School in 1928. After attending Winona State Teachers College, she taught in area rural schools. On June 18, 1936, she married Harry Roy Carter at her family's farm near Racine, and they farmed in rural Stewartville. Her husband died Feb. 26, 1988, and she continued to live on the farm until moving to Root River Estates in Stewartville two years ago. Mrs. Carter was a member of the Stewartville United Methodist Church for the past 17 years, and was a longtime Sunday school teacher, United Methodist youth fellowship leader, and 4-H and Cub Scout den leader. She was a member of the Stewartville Order of the Eastern Star and Past Matrons Club and belonged to the Magazine Club and various neighborhood groups.

Survivors include a son, Ralph E. (Virginia) of Minnetonka, Minn.; and two grandchildren. An infant son and two brothers also preceded her in death.

Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 31 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, where there will be an Eastern Star memorial service at 8 p.m.

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Memorials may be made to the Spring Valley Historical Society or Stewartville High School Scholarship Fund.

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