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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Obituary - Linda Sue Carter

Linda Sue Carter, 73, of Appleton City, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021, at her home. Linda’s wishes were to be cremated. 

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held by the family at a later date. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

Linda was born on September 3rd, 1947, the youngest of six children to Joseph “Buck” and Frances (Kelly)Ward, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She grew up in Tulsa where she met and married the love of her life, Avil Lewis Carter, in 1963. Together they had three children: William “Billy”, Sharron and Avil “JR” Jr.

Linda was an avid reader, writer and had a love for music and dancing. She loved animals of all kinds, but always had a special place in her heart and room in her home for her dogs. She fiercely loved her family and enjoyed spending time with all of them throughout the years.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband and parents, children Billy and Sharron, and siblings, Kelly and Paulette.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, JR and Heather Carter of Rio Rancho, NM and adopted daughter Kamie Martin of the home. Siblings Vivian Gomez of Greeley, CO, Cecilia Davis of Deepwater, MO and Carl Ward of Owasso, OK. She had one grandson, Zachary Carter, of Midwest City, OK, and two great-granddaughters, Karma and Evelyn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.