GRAND LAKE, Okla. — Louita Ann Carter of Woodland Shores, Grand Lake, Oklahoma (formerly of McCune) passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023, at the Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Louita was born at the Pittsburg hospital on June 6, 1945, to parents Cedric and Margaret Burk. The family resided in rural McCune. Louita attended McCune schools and continued her education at Labette Community College in Parsons. Louita started her career spending several years at Strauss Grain Co. and transitioned into banking at McCune State Bank. She continued her career until retirement at a local bank in Parsons. She greatly enjoyed volunteering with Soroptimist International in Parsons and served as secretary of the Woodland Shores Property Owners Association.
While in college, she met the love of her life, Bill Carter. They were married on July 3, 1965, and have cherished their 57 years of marriage. They spent the majority of their marriage living in their love-filled home in McCune and enjoyed spending time off at their lake house in Woodland Shores of the Grand Lake, Oklahoma, which is where they have lived since 2017. The love that Bill and Louita shared provided an incredible example to their son and grandchildren.
Louita will be remembered for her beautiful smile, which is something she rarely was seen without. She will be remembered for the way her eyes twinkled with joy as she laughed. She will be remembered for the unending care and love she offered to everyone she knew. She will be remembered for her kindness and her willingness to be a good listener. She will be remembered for having the best treats and making sure no one went hungry.
Louita is survived by husband, William “Bill” Carter; a son, Shawn (Jill) Carter; her grandchildren, Aidan (Kelsey) Carter and Tiffany (Peter Oppelt); her great-grandchild, Finn Oppelt; her brother, Ronald (Pamela) Burk; and many nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
She was incredibly loved.
A memorial service to celebrate the beautiful person that Louita was will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the McCune Community Center. Those wishing to make donations in Louita’s honor can make checks payable to: WSPOA with the memo, Louita Carter Memorial, to help with the children’s park improvements in Woodland Shores. They can be mailed to 32080 Crescent Drive, Afton, OK, 74331; or left at/mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, at P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.
A private family burial service will be held at the McCune Cemetery.
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