Marlene K. (Ealy) Carter

June 28, 2021



Marlene K. “Mimi” Ealy Carter, 83, of Bellefontaine, passed away Monday morning, June 28, 2021, at Green Hills Care Center.  

Mimi was our mother, wife, grandma, great-grandma and friend. She is the reason we are curious observers of the world.  She is the reason we aspire to make the BEST iced tea.  And most importantly, she is the reason we are all glorious goofballs.  Mimi’s unique and generous spirit was passed on to her three children: Robert (Bob) Carter, David Carter, and Michelle (Emmie) Carter.  She was a riotous playmate to her seven grand-children and a proud great-grandma of three tiny Carters.

Mimi is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, Robert Carter, Sr., to whom she was a guiding star.

Mimi is in our hearts, our memories and our laughter. She will be sorely missed.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Carter family.

(authored by the family)



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Ami Insley Horvath

July 5, 2021 5:50 PM

I’m so very sorry for your family’s loss. Your tribute to your mom is everything any mom could hope for So full of love! .You will all be in my prayers.

Sheila Wright Black

July 3, 2021 7:12 AM

Marlene and I were in nurses training at Washington Hospital, Washington, PA in the 1950’s. Our sympathies to her family

George Cumpston, Lt Col USMC (Ret)

July 2, 2021 1:38 PM

Marlene Kay Ealy is the most beautiful girl that ever graduated from Waynesburg High School. I know that this is true because I had the good fortune to be her steady boyfriend for 5 years. In truth, I never stopped loving her. I’m so pleased that she lived an exceptional life and was always loved and cherished. I too share the remorse of your beautiful family.  George Cumpston 

Kim Ritter

July 2, 2021 9:00 AM

I share my deep sympathies with your family, remembering the dear friendship your mother had with my mom and dad. I have fond memories of visiting Fallingwater with your parents and mine.  Your description of your mom is beautiful and I know this for sure.  Her joy and example will rest in your hearts and surround you as your guide.

Pat Ortli

July 1, 2021 12:34 PM

I am so sorry to hear this news.  Marlene always had a ready smile for everyone and a gentle disposition.  She will indeed be missed.  My prayers go to the family.  Pat Ortli


July 1, 2021 9:49 PM

Thank you Pat (Michelle here) for your kind words. Love to your family.

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