Kathryn M. Carter

January 09, 1921 ‒ March 18, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Kathryn M. Carter, 98, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday morning, March 18, 2019 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. She was born in Kenton on January 9, 1921 to the late Carl E. and Lenore (Fulton) Carter.

Kathryn was a 1939 graduate of Kenton High School and earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Mount Saint Joseph College and Ohio Dominican University.  She retired in 1984 from the Mount Vernon City Schools with 32 years of teaching.  In 1974, Kathryn was named Outstanding Teacher of America.  Kathryn was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, the National Retired Teachers Association and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  She was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Notre Dame fan.

Kathryn is survived by her sister, Mary Laverna Bechtel; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to the parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruthanne Borgedine, Louise Greer, Lois Miller and Vivian Baum; and brothers, Robert, James and Melvin Carter.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019 at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Homer Blubaugh officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice in Kathryn’s memory.

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  • Miss Carter will always be remembered. She was my 8th grade English teacher. I had the honor and privilege of visiting her at the Eastern Star. Sending my condolences and prayers.

  • I will miss you dearly Aunt Katy….I haven’t seen you in many years but I will never forget you! Love, Tammy

  • I had Miss Carter in 7th grade; she was larger than Life. I saw her a few times at Ohio Eastern Star last year while visiting my Mother-in-Law. May her Family have peace in the days ahead.

  • Ms. Carter was my eighth grade English teacher.. She taught many lessons in her classroom. I saw her having dinner once and I shared my thankfulness for those lessons. They have stuck with me and I use them in my job, which happens to be in education. RIP Ms. Carter. My Sympathies to the family.

  • I’m fortunate to have been taught English, as well as good and proper manners by Ms. Carter. She taught my dad also! She ran a tight ship in her classroom and we are all better humans for it. My deepest sympathy to her family and loved ones.

  • I also had Miss Carter for my eighth grade English class. Even after all those years, I remember more from her class than any other middle school class. She was a classic teacher that expected a lot out of us, and I bet many of us can still recite at least part of “I think that I shall never see…a poem lovely as a tree.” Too bad we didn’t appreciate her as much then as we do in looking back! Thanks, Miss Carter! Dina Vasbinder Snow

  • Although I didn’t have Mrs. Carter for a teacher, I do remember from Columbia School and she was a great person. I was so sorry to read of her passing. My prayers go out to the family members for their loss.