Harriet Carter

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August 6, 1905 - January 4, 2014

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Harriet Irene Carter, age 108, of Westerville, Ohio died on January 4, 2014. She was born August 6, 1905 in Columbus, OH, to Lewis M. and Harriet L. Carter. Harriet was a graduate of Columbus North High School, The Ohio State University and the University of Chicago. She enjoyed a distinguished career in Library Services and Administration, serving public libraries in Chicago, IL, Iron Mountain, MI, Elkhart, IN, Indiana State Library in Indianapolis and Flint, MI. Miss Carter was a life member of the American Library Association, founding member, and longtime officer, of the Friends of the Westerville, OH Public Library, member of Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the Columbus Museum of Art. She was a recipient of the Westerville Sertoma Service to Mankind Award. In support of public broadcasting, she volunteered for many years at WOSU. A lifelong traveler, she especially enjoyed jaunts around Europe. An author and avid reader, her life was characterized by devotion to education, the arts and active dedication to the promotion of literacy. A dictionary for youth was distributed to school children in honor of her 100th birthday. She enjoyed tutoring reading in her later years. Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Earl C. Carter and Howard M. Carter; sisters, Ruth Carter Hoffman, Dorothy Carter Damsel and Esther Carter Stewart; nieces, Martha Hubbard and Mary Williamson. She is survived by loving nieces, Susan (Jerry) Brown, Nancy (Tom) Botkin and Pat Anderson; nephews, Allen (Gloria) Hoffman and Charles Damsel as well as many great-nieces and great nephews. The family wishes to express deep gratitude to the staff of the Village of Westerville Nursing Center as well as to the loving caregivers of Heartland Hospice. In accordance with Harriet’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or memorial service. Private interment will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, OH. Those who wish may contribute to the Friends of the Westerville Public Library 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081 or to Heartland Hospice 6500 Busch Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229 in Harriet’s memory.


Shannon - Jan 11, 2014

Although I did not know your loved one personally, I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in Gods promise to “swallow up death forever” and to “wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8) For more comfort from the scriptures and to find out the Bibles real hope for the dead, please go to www.jw.org and search for the brochure Can the Dead Really Live Again?

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