Carter, Elizabeth A. 1940-2019

FOREST CITY, Mo. - Elizabeth Ann Carter, 79, formerly of Forest City, passed away July 6, 2019 at a St. Joseph hospital.

Elizabeth graduated from Forest City High School and Missouri Western State College with a degree in accounting.

She married Jay Carter on May 27, 1966 in Forest City, and they became parents of two children. Elizabeth worked as a tax accountant, ending her career at Stevenson's Tax Service.

She was a longtime member of Woodson Chapel Christian Church, St. Joseph and Oregon, Missouri, Chapter of Order Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Woodrow and Lillian Elizabeth (Lark) Long.

Elizabeth is survived by: her husband, Jay; son, Eric (Patricia) Carter; and daughter, Heather Hughes, all of St. Joseph; three grandchildren, Krista Hughes, Hannah Cerventes and Alexander Hoefling; one great-grandchild; and nephews she helped raise, David R. Leighr DVM, Kearney, Missouri and Tevye Leighr, St. Joseph.

Services: 6 p.m. Saturday, Woodson Chapel Christian Church, St. Joseph.

The family will greet friends beginning at 5 p.m.

Private family inurnment at Maple Grove Cemetery, Oregon, Missouri.

Memorials may be directed to the Forest City Museum, in care of Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon, Missouri.

Online condolences may be left at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.