In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the El Dorado Springs First Baptist Church and left at the funeral home.
Margie M. (Dennis) Carter, age 90, of El Dorado Springs, MO passed away on Friday morning, March 8, 2013 into the loving arms of our Father. Margie entered this world on September 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 January 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 Carterís Market Grocery Store along with Marvinís 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 didnít 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, KS; and Dana and her husband Harold Ratcliff of Argyle, TX. Great-grandchildren include Blake Carter of Mead, KS; Samantha Houseman of Branson, MO; Char Antonelli of Scott City, KS; Lee Houseman of Lawrence, KS and Lexie and Brayden Ratcliff of Argyle, TX. Margie also leaves behind her siblings, Evelyn Harvey, Melba McPeak, and Roy Dennis, all of El Dorado Springs, MO; Dean Dennis of CO; 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, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Rev. Brent Bland officiated.
The Jim Carter family would like to send a special thank you to Margieís wonderful niece, Sandy Hacker, who has such a servantís heart and has been a pillar of strength and grace in so many ways.