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Noel Carter

September 2, 1941 — October 12, 2017

Noel P. Carter, 76, of Lacon, died on October 12, 2017 at her residence. Born in Lacon on September 2, 1941 to the late Enoch and Laura Mae Long Downey, she married Paul Carter in Sparland on July 29, 1966. Paul passed away on February 20, 1997.
Noel worked for Kenyon's place in Lacon from May 1, 1986 until she retired in 2006. She loved Driving in the Demolition Derbies at the County Fairs and was reigning Champion for many years in the 1980's. Noel also loved going gambling with her best friends Nana and Mary Lou.
Noel is survived by: her daughters Karen (Harold West) Mattingly of Washburn, Patricia (David) Vosteen of Lacon, Terry (Wayne) Meinders of Washburn; son Andrew (Pamela) Griswold of Lacon; 16 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three brothers: Charles, Roger, and David Downey; two sisters Nancy Feazel & Mary Alice Erkmann and one son-in-law Jimmy Miller.
Services for Noel will be held on Monday, October 16 at 11 AM at Lenz Memorial Home with a visitation one hour prior. Mike Barclay will be officiating and memorials can be made to Saint Jude. online condolences can be left at


OCT 16. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service

OCT 16. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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