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Brenda K. Carter

September 2, 1950 — December 13, 2022

Brenda K. Carter, 72, of Columbia City, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Cleveland Clinic. Born September 2, 1950 in Wolf Lake, she was the daughter of Franklin Dear and Betty (Braddock) Dear.

She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1968 and from Purdue University with a degree in Nursing. On May 31, 1969, she married Gene Carter at the First Baptist Church in Columbia City. Brenda had been a beautician and after becoming a mother, she began working in the medical field. After becoming a Registered Nurse, she began working at Whitley Memorial Hospital in the early 1980's and retired from Parkview Medical in 2010.

Caring, generous, and supportive were just a few ways to describe Brenda.  She was always willing to help others and would do anything for her family. Her grandchildren were her world and she loved being with her nieces and nephews,  She enjoyed her lunch meetings with friends and cousins and attended Community of Hope.

Brenda is survived by her husband, Gene Carter; sons, Thomas Carter and David E. Carter; daughter and son-in-law, Jodie and Casey Craig; mother, Betty Dear; grandchildren, Kaleigh (Joe) Farber, Cameron Craig and David L. Carter; brothers, Tony Dear and Michael Dear; sister, Karen Rust and Candace A Hull and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Franklin Dear and a great-nephew, Logan Martin.

Visitation will be 2 to 4:45 pm Saturday, December 17, 2022 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City with her funeral service to being at 5 pm. Pastor Jeremy Wike will be officiating. Memorial donations may be given in her memory to Leukemia Society. Visit to send Brenda's family online condolences or sign the online guest book.

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