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Ramona Louise Baker Carter

Ramona Louise Baker Carter, 80, passed away on Friday morning, Aug. 16, 2013, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Indianapolis.

Ramona was born on Oct. 5, 1932, in Providence, the daughter of the late Custer and Jessie (Bartley) Baker.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Joseph “Joe” Carter, whom she married on Dec. 23, 1951.

Other survivors include one son, Louis (Sue) Carter; one daughter, Monica (Greg) Heath; nine grandchildren, O.J. (Tonya) Haimes, Amanda Heath, Wyatt Heath, Chelsea (Chris) McFarland, Ryan Gillum, Crystal Heath, Sam Gillum, Sophia Carter and Annie Gillum; one great-grandchild, Vayda Haimes; two stepgrandchildren, Eric Kindred and Tina (Danny) Hayes; two great-stepgrandchildren, Vivie Hayes and Maggie Hayes; one sister, Lorene Sloop; three brothers, Aaron Timothy (Vicki) Baker, John Bartley (Marilyn) Baker and Stephen Jesse (Kay) Baker; son-in-law, Bob Gillum and sister-in-law Deanna Baker; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in passing by a daughter, Sally Jo Gillum; three brothers, Lloyd Owen Baker, Noel Custer Baker and Sherman Virgil Baker; and one sister, Mary Lynn Yates.

Ramona was a 1951 graduate of Union High School in Union Township, where she was valedictorian.

She retired as a teacher’s aide in Perry Township at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

She was a member and Sunday school teacher at University Heights Christian Church. She was a member of the Indianapolis American Legion Auxiliary No. 355 and a member of the Indiana Senior Olympics Volleyball team.

Ramona was a past president of the PTA at University Heights Elementary, where she was honored for her many years of service with the organization.

She loved her family, horseback riding, sports, watching her grandchildren play sports, gardening and mushroom hunting.

A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin. Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Nineveh Cemetery in Nineveh.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, attn.: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 and/or to the University Heights Christian Church, 4050 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Online condolences may be received at www.flinnmaguire.com.

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