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Jewell Kane Carter

SNYDER  Funeral for Jewell Kane Carter, 87, Snyder, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, in First Baptist Church, Snyder, with the Rev. Nick Johnson, pastor, officiating. 

Burial will follow in Mountain Park Cemetery under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral home of Snyder.

Jewell Kane Carter passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Lawton. 

She was born April 28, 1930, in Muleshoe, Texas, in the depression era, to Willie Alvis and Ethel (Newman) Burge. She met and married Aaron "Sonny" Kane, and together they established their home in Mountain Park, where they raised four daughters. In the late '70s they started a real estate company and moved to Snyder, where they lived until Aaron's death in 1977.  

In 1980, Jewell opened a new chapter in her journey when she and Vernon Carter were married. She joined him in his custom harvesting business and together they would travel the wheat harvest circuit for 17 years before retiring and raising cattle until his death in 2001.  

She is survived by her two daughters: Ginger Lemons and Alan of Oklahoma City, and Pam and Gene Morris of Cooperton; two sons: Jimmy Carter and Linda of Franklin, Tenn., and Bob Carter of Indiahoma; two sons-in-law: Gene Messick of Oklahoma City, and Robert Kerr of Warren; grandchildren; Justin Travis of Yukon, Daniel Lemons and Amy of Bridge Creek, Michael Morris of Lawton, Gena Rainey and Jason of Edmond, Amber Hardy of Edmond, Karen Barton and John of Oklahoma City, Dane Carter and Heather of Nevada, Dawn Doak and Robert of Tennessee, Chastity Tartsah and Rodney of Indiahoma, Jason Carter and Mandy of Roosevelt, Jessica Carter and James Stone of Indiahoma, Kristin Carter of Indiahoma, and Kinlee Carter and Keegan Carter both of Indiahoma; 23 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by special friends: Ed Komahcheet and Shandii Grantham, who have always been there for Jewell.

She was preceded in death by her 13 siblings; two daughters: Irene Messick and Johnna Kerr; daughter-in-law, Pam Carter, and granddaughter, Heather Morris. 

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at

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