Ellen L. Carter

Ellen L. Carter, 86, Leavenworth, Kansas passed away June 20, 2016.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM at First Presbyterian Church in Leavenworth.

Mrs. Carter was born November 18, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Astrid Thayer; her husband, Charles Carter; one grandchild; and one great grandchild.

Ellen is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Henry and Barbara Hein; her daughter and son-in-law, Kelvin and Deborah Brown; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Janine Carter, Steven Carter and Kimberly West, and Charles Carter an Rosa Mahoney; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Ellen will be greatly missed by her loving family and all who knew and loved her.


  1. Nowelo on June 27, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    We will miss you MOM! Fly home with the angels and say hello to my folks:)

  2. Lynn & Ellen Davis on June 27, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Deb and family,
    Chuck and I, Lynn, met in seminary and didn’t reconnect until I accepted a call to Superior, NE and found that he and Ellen were in Edgar. We two couple so spent hours visiting and playing cards. Of course that included a lot of coffee. We spent hours together at Presbyterian meetings which may explain why our two Ellens found ministry to be their calling as well. Ellen Davis here: We will always remember Ellen’s laugh, her joy in her children and grandchildren and her welcoming nature. I will always remember our conversations about the role of a pastor’s spouse and howw we grieved the lack of understanding we found in younger wives, primarily. God gained an angel.

  3. Carol Vanschenkhof on June 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    My heart is heavy with sorrow for you & for me. I always visited Ellen when I returned to Leavenworth. I miss her already. May her family know how blessed they were to have Ellen as she loved them all so much.
    Be blessed my friend, Ellen!! I love you.

  4. Artie on July 12, 2016 at 6:45 am

    Please teach the rest of these internet honiogals how to write and research!

  5. Melissa Coleman on July 14, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Very sad to hear of Ellen’s passing. God bless her family.

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