---- — Oleva Louise “Sally” Carter, 77, of Mt. Vernon, left this earth with her angels enroute to heaven at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Monday, Feb. 17, 1936, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of Ernest Leonard and Nora Louise (Kelso) Palmer.
Sally was a custodian at Ramada Inn in Mt. Vernon and was also a waitress at various restaurants in the Mt. Vernon area. In her work and through retirement, Sally enjoyed sharing with her many friends and acquaintances life’s experience.
She is survived by two daughters, Debbie Lemay and husband Steve of Mt. Vernon and Danara Warrington of St. Charles, Mo.; son, Doug Carter and Donna Pierce of Bonnie; grandchildren, Chad Michael Carter and wife Jessica of Mt. Vernon, Bryan Carter of Benton, Brittany Carter of Benton, Amber and husband Josh Phillips and Ashley Kate and husband Julian Velarde of San Diego, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Brooklyn, Bailey, Brodie, Madyson, Makenna and Liam; one brother, Leonard Leon Palmer of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; truly best friends, Cathy Wilson and Debbie Swarts; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Cletus Walter Palmer.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Gravel Hill Cemetery near Bloomfield, Mo. Interment will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery near Bloomfield, Mo.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences.