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Twila Joy Carter

January 3, 1938 — March 31, 2023

Twila Carter, 85, of Creston, Iowa, passed away Friday, March 31, 2023 at the Crest Haven Nursing Home in Creston, Iowa. Graveside Services will be 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 at the McFall Cemetery in McFall, Missouri. Rev. Ron Ratliff will officiate. Family will receive friends from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Roberson Funeral Home, Pattonsburg, Missouri. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Creston, Iowa and Roberson Funeral Home of Pattonsburg, Missouri are in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to EveryStep Hospice of Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Condolences and memories may be shared on-line at

Twila Joy (Feurt) Carter, daughter of Cleo G. & Myrtle R.(Brannon) Feurt, was born January 3, 1938 in Labette County, Chetopa Kansas. At the age of 9 months, she and her family moved to a farm 7 miles southwest of Pattonsburg, MO.

Twila attended a one room school, Round Top, for 8 years. She graduated from Pattonsburg High School in 1956 as valedictorian. She attended Gard Business School in St. Joseph, Mo., going to work at Hillard Chemical Co. in 1956.

On August 31, 1957 she was united in marriage to Jacob “Jake” Carter. To this union four boys were born, Rick, Randall, Roger & Rob.

Twila & Jake moved their family to Creston the first time 1973 when they bought the Chicken Inn with Vance & Lila Monday. They returned to Gower, MO., in 1974. They returned to Creston in 1979 when Jake took a job with Schildberg Construction and Twila transferred to American Family Insurance., in West Des Moines in 1984. They moved to McFall, MO. In 1993. Jake passed away March 18, 1999. Twila retired from American Family Insurance. On May 7, 1999 after 24 years. She returned to Iowa to be near her family.

Twila did crafting for 32 years and she and Jake traveled many miles showing at craft shows all over the Midwest. She also loved playing canasta, pitch and bingo.

Preceding Twila in death was her husband, Jake; sons; Randall and Roger; her parents; father and mother-in-law Elbert and Daisy Carter; 9 bother-in-laws; 6 sisters-in-laws and special dog Chip.

Left to cherish Twila’s memory is her sons, Rick (Michelle Mostek) Carter, Rob (Angel Orr) Carter; Daughter-in-laws: Kathleen Marckmann and Kathy McIntosh-Carter; Grandchildren; Jared (Jess), Tyler(Sarah), Chelsea(Danny), Brooke, Whitney(Brandon), CJ(Matthew) and Ashton. 9 Great-grand children

Sister; Janis (Cliff) Hibbs; Brother Cleo (Paula) Feurt; sisters-in-laws; Hazel, & Wanda. Brother-in-law; Elbert(Reva) Carter. Special niece and nephew; Greg & Marjorie Steel, along with numerous nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

McFall Cemetery

, McFall, MO 64657

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