Sandra Carter, 73

Sandra Jane Carter, 73, passed away at 6:09 p.m., Friday, June 21 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.  She was born July 24, 1939 in Wabash, to Charles R. and Mary A. (Brown) Keppel.  

She was a 1957 graduate of Wabash High School.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Manchester College and her Master's degree from Ball State University.  She married Gerald L. Carter on March 7, 1959.  Sandy retired from the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County where she taught first and second grade at Southwood Elementary since 1969.  After retiring from teaching, she continued to impact student's lives by tutoring. 

Sandy was a member of Wabash Friends Church where she was involved with Home Happenings.  She enjoyed reading, music, Bible Study Fellowship, scrap booking, friends, family and grandchildren.                                                                                                                                                          

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Carter, Wabash; two daughters, Christine Curless (Jim Snodgrass), LaFontaine, and Lorri (Greg) Miller, Andrews; mother, Mary Keppel, North Manchester; three grandchildren, Maggi (Rich) Easterday, Wabash, Liza Miller, Andrews, and Ryan Curless, LaFontaine; great-granddaughter, Megan Easterday, Wabash; brother, Phil (Nancy) Keppel, Roanokea niece and two nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Keppel and granddaughter, Briannon Curless.

Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.  Funeral services are 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 26 at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. St. Rd. 13, Wabash, with Alex Falder, a former student of Mrs. Carter, officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.         

Preferred memorials are to Bible Study Fellowship via Wabash Friends Church.                                                                                           

The memorial book for Sandy may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Jun 24