Lois Marie (Acklin) Carter, 90, of Maryville, and formerly of Barnard, MO, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, at the Maryville Living Center.

Lois was born near Hopkins, MO, on January 25, 1933.  Her parents were Elbert Taylor and Leola Arcile (Peery) Wray.  She graduated from the Graham High School in 1951, and had lived many years in the Barnard, MO, area, and in Maryville the past 2 years.

She married Kenneth Howard Acklin in the home of Rev. L.B. Day, in Maryville, on November 26, 1950, he passed away in 2006.  Then she married Richard Carter, and he passed away in 2021.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Edith Lyle, and brother, Harold Wray.

She had worked as a dietician, social activities director and later a social worker at the Village Care Center, Golden Living Center, and Nodaway Nursing Home, all of Maryville.

Lois attended the United Methodist Church, Graham, MO.  And was once a part of the Sweet Adelines, of St. Joseph, MO.  She enjoyed singing and music and played the organ and sang at Church.

She leaves behind her children: son, Howard (Janet) Acklin, Graham, MO, her daughters, Lorinda Wente, St. Joseph, MO, Patricia (Frank) Myers, Maryville, MO, Kim (Rex) Patterson, St. Joseph, MO, and Anita (Chris) Gerhardt, Algona, IA, 9 grandchildren: Jeff (Megan), Scott (Erin), and Nick (Jamie) Madden, Tom (Hayley) Brockman, Melanie (Jake) Rice, Adam (April) Acklin, Patrick Gerhardt, Megan (Adam) Asche, and Kelly Gerhardt, 15 great grandchildren: Jessi, Matthew, Jackson, Gracie, Andrew, Noah, Barrett, Aiden, Asher, Harley, Easton, Rhiannon, Christopher, Owen, and Emmet, and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 AM, on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.  The burial will follow in the Prairie Home Cemetery, Graham, MO.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the Maryville Living Center, 524 N. Laura, Maryville, MO, 64468, or the AseraCare Hospice, 301 E. Price Ave, Savannah, MO 64485.