Lexie Eunice <I>Cripe</I> Carter

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Lexie Eunice Cripe Carter

  • Birth 6 Nov 1914 Fayette County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 11 Feb 2012 Greenville, Bond County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Fayette County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 84907439

Lexie E. Carter, aged 97, of Greenville, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday February 11, 2012 at Fair Oaks.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Conrad Stone and Rev. Bruce Sasse, officiating. Interment will follow in Taylor Cemetery. Friends may call at Donnell-Wiegand From 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until service time. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Columbus Baptist Church or to Fair Oaks.

Lexie Eunice Cripe, the daughter of William Clayton Cripe and Mary Margaret Heather Cripe, was born on November 6, 1914 on the Cripe farm in Seminary township in Fayette County. She grew up there and attended the Maple Grove School. She worked for a time at the Shoe Factory in Vandalia. After her marriage she farmed with her husband and assisted him as he pastored several Baptist Church. She taught sunday school for over 55 years. She raised her family on the farm and took care of her home as well as helped her husband.

Lexie and Eldon F. Carter were united in marriage on August 17, 1931 in Salem, Illinois and enjoyed over 47 years together before his death on August 4, 1979. They are the parents of three children two of whom survive: Mary Ann (Charles) Gaultney of Troy, and Donna J. Haslett of Greenville. Also surviving are six grandchildren: Alan W. (Laina) Smith, Lynn R. (Mike) Sutton, Carolyn S. (John) Moisson, Donna A. (Mason) Motovich, Nancy F. Blankenship, Rhonda L. Carroll, 17 great grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Lexie is preceded in death by her parents, William and Mag Cripe, her husband Rev. Eldon F. Carter, their son Eldon Martin Carter age 17 on April 13, 1956, two grandchildren: Steven Howard Smith and Julie Elaine Haslett, and is the last of her generation being preceded in death by 9 siblings: Emmert Cripe, Roe Cripe, Clayton Cripe, Odis "Pete" Cripe, Norman Cripe, Ruby Tosh, Wilma Thompson, Geneva Thompson, and Bernell Dohm.

Lexie has been a active member of her Church, the Columbus Baptist Church.




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  • Created by: Heaven bound
  • Added: 12 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84907439
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lexie Eunice Cripe Carter (6 Nov 1914–11 Feb 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84907439, citing Taylor Cemetery, Fayette County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Heaven bound (contributor 46859054) .