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Mrs. Dorothy L. (Palmer) Olson Carter

May 19, 1924 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 93)

Mrs. Dorothy L. Olson Carter, 93, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 5:07 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center.

She was born May 19, 1924 in Galesburg the daughter of Arthur C. and Inez L. Stanley Palmer. She married Dale I. Olson on November 30, 1942 in Palmyra, Missouri. He preceded her in death on February 12, 1995. She later married Earl Carter in Galesburg, he also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her two sons, Donald (Pat) Olson of Sherrard, Illinois and Terry D. (Carol) Olson of Galesburg; her daughter, Mary Kay Guenther of Galesburg; nine grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her brother, George Palmer, her sister, Alice Jordan and her son-in-law, Roland Guenther.

Dorothy was a farm wife. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville. Dorothy enjoyed knitting and crocheting. She loved to visit with family and friends.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:30 pm Friday, April 13, 2018 at Wataga Cemetery. Rev. Cliff Schmidt will officiate. Visitation will be from Noon-1:00 pm Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society, Guardian Angel Humane Society or to Heartland Health Care Center. Online condolences may be made at






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