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Ina Lyon Carter, 73, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at The
Christian Village with her family by her side.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday at
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her funeral
will follow at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, Beason.
worked in the dietary department of Lincoln
Developmental Center for 26 years until her
retirement in December 1998.
She was born June 15, 193 in Clifty, Ky., the
daughter of Thomas and Margie (Settle) Tooley. She
married Charles Lyon in 1953 and later married Don
Carter in 1978.
She is survived by three daughters, JoAnn Goff of
Beason, Judy (and John) Ross of Beason and Lisa
Francis (and Dave Jones) of Mason City; two sons,
Thomas (and Patty) Lyon of Lacey Springs, Ala., and
Timothy (and Loy) Lyon of Alto Pass; two stepsons,
Jeff Carter of Lincoln and Mike Carter of Atlanta;
three sisters, Betty Patterson and Patsy McCord of
Hopkinsville, Ky., and Shirley Farmer of Calumet
City; two brothers, Rufus Tooley of Chatsworth and
Robert Tooley of Auburn, Ky.; 14 grandchildren; and
She was preceded in death by her parents and two
brothers, Lonnie Tooley and James Tooley.
She was of the Baptist faith.
Ina enjoyed being with her family and spending
time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She
loved her flower garden and growing roses. She also
loved Indian dolls and cardinal birds and had a
special place in her heart for her Pomeranian dog,
In her earlier years when she could still drive, she
enjoyed going to Hardee’s and Walmart and having
coffee with friends.
For the last six years she battled Alzheimer's
disease. She received excellent care at The
Christian Village Memory Care Unit the two years she
was there and was loved by all who cared for her
there. For the last week she also had excellent care
from Memorial Hospice. So, the family says, "Thank
you for treating our mom, grandma, great-grandma,
and all-around great woman with such respect and
Memorial donations may be made to The Christian
Village Memory Care Unit or to Memorial Hospice and
will be accepted at the funeral home.
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