Beloved wife, mother and nurse, Mabel Ann Carter, 89 passed away February 10, 2014, peacefully of natural causes while surrounded by her children, friends, and the outstanding care staff of The Gables of KentRidge. Mabel was a life-long resident of Portage County. She was married in 1947 to Peter Carter who preceded her in death. She and Peter enjoyed many years fishing, traveling and boating. Together they had 5 children, Mary Ellen Finley of Cohasset, MA, Kathy Wessels of Redlands, CA, David Carter (Janet) of Mosier, OR, Libby Trimble (Mark) of Kent, OH, and Tom Carter (Sharon) of New Bern, NC.
Mabel graduated from Ravenna High School and went on to become a registered nurse graduating from St. Vincent Charity Hospital School of Nursing in Cleveland. She served on the staff of Robinson Memorial Hospital, worked as a private duty nurse and retired from Kent State University Health Center. In addition to her fulfilling life as a mother, wife and nurse she enjoyed her 8 grandchildren, Mark, Mike, Mathew, Eli, Emma, Brandon, Dylan and Maleah; 6 great grandchildren Nikolai, Ethan, Sofia, Bennett, Elena and Charlie.
A private service for family members will be held later in the year.