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Oren Eugene Carter

April 7, 1926 ~ September 16, 2021 (age 95)


Oren Eugene Carter, age 95, of McCook, NE passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Hillcrest Caring Center in McCook. 

Oren was born April 7, 1926 in McClave, CO to Simeon J. and Jessie M. (Hartford) Carter. He was one of eleven siblings who attended elementary school in and around McClave.  He later graduated from Colome High School in Colome, South Dakota in 1946.  Following high school, Oren enlisted in the United States Army proudly serving his country from 1946-1947 and then again from 1950-1952 at which time he was Honorably Discharged. 

Oren worked at many jobs over the years including the local elevator, on the railroad, in construction and at Dayco Rubber Products.  He was a 50+ year member of Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook where he served on various committees and sang in the choir. 

Oren married Eleanor Ruth (Nelms) Carter on September 5, 1970 at Memorial United Methodist Church.   

Oren was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eleanor Carter; eight brothers, Warren, Bryan, Ernest, Harvey, Marion, Calvin, Wayne and Forrest Carter; and two sisters, Velma Shade and Norma Dawson.

Those left to celebrate his life include brother in law, Roger Nelms of McCook, NE; sisters in law, Dona Nelms of Cambridge, NE and Shirley Nelms of McCook, NE; his many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

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Visitation with Family Present to Greet Friends
September 20, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home
305 West C Street
McCook, NE 69001

Funeral Service
September 21, 2021

10:30 AM
Memorial United Methodist Church
105 East E
McCook, NE 69001

Burial with Military Honors
September 21, 2021

11:30 AM
Memorial Park Cemetery
W J St & 14th St, McCook, NE 69001
McCook, NE 69001


Memorial United Methodist Church
105 East E St., McCook NE 69001

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