Marilyn C. “Mitzi” Carter, 91, of Frankfort passed away January 20, 2023 surrounded by family at Wesley Manor. She was born on November 7, 1931 in Ottawa, Illinois to James C. & E. Claire (McCormick) Gaffney. She married her high school sweetheart, Fred Carter on April 20, 1952 and last year celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Mitzi graduated in 1949 from Frankfort High School. She attended Butler University and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Mitzi was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Past President of Tri Kappa, Clinton County Hospital Foundation, Pink Lady Auxiliary, and Clinton County Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni. Mitzi loved spending time at Carter’s Cabin on Lake Shafer with the entire family, making miniature doll houses, playing bridge, reading, sewing, teaching her great granddaughter to knit, playing school, board games, and attending the children’s activities. Mitzi will be remembered for her beautiful smile. Her greatest joy was her family and being called “Mitzibo”.
Surviving family include her husband Fred Carter of Frankfort, two daughters: Cindy Chambers (Ron) and Debbie King (Jim) both of Frankfort. A Sister, Carol Dupler (Joe) of Frankfort, five grandchildren: Kyle (Leslie) King, Kara (Kerk) Kesler, Kreig (Emily) King, Amber (Shane) Thomas, and Ashley (Chase) Miller all of Frankfort, eight Great-Grandchildren: Scout, Rory, Kaydence, Kinley, Harper, Avery, Willow and Hudson. A cousin, Ron (Joan) White of Colorado, special friend Sue Irwin of Florida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter
Visitation will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St. Frankfort. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 24th at the funeral home. Pastor Kelly Kurth will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. The service will be live-streamed, to participate, please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 352 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or the Clinton County Community Foundation, 215 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo, IN 46901. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a condolence.