Carolyn S. Huter, 66, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at her home, the result of a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born September 13, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Walter and Roxie Dickerson Mirly.  She and Larry Huter were married August 11, 1968.

Carolyn was a 1967 graduate of Jackson High School.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson where she started the church library. She was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sparta, Illinois where she was instrumental in forming the church’s preschool program.  Carolyn was a certified x-ray technician and during her career, branched out into CT scan, Ultrasound and MRI.  She held positions at Sparta Community Hospital, St. Clements Hospital in Redbud, Illinois, and at Cape Radiology Group in Cape Girardeau.  She has been a volunteer since 2008 at the Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Center in Cape Girardeau.  She was an avid gardener, a gifted seamstress, an expert on Missouri native flowers, and was a dog’s best friend.

In addition to her husband of 47 years, loving survivors include two sons, Jason (Amy) Huter of Milan, New Hampshire and David (Olivia) Huter of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren, Cora Lynne and Aric Huter of Milan, and Charley Grace and Hank Huter of Austin; three siblings, LaVern Ross of Cape Girardeau, Robert Mirly of Collinsville, Illinois, and Betty (Roland) Jagels of St. Louis, Missouri; and a very special friend, Erica Camp of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, Magalee Mirly, a brother, Jack Mirly, and honorary father, Charlie Ross.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2016 at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the funeral home with the Rev. Ted Torreson officiating.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church Henrichs Library, or to Missouri Department of Conservation Nature Center in Cape Girardeau.

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12 Comments
  1. Dorothy Lowe

    You will be missed Carolyn. We know your in a better place. Love Dorothy Lowe and Jayden Tipton

  2. Gene and Sue Griffin

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very nice lady and she fought a courageous battle against cancer for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Kit Haske

    We are so sorry for your loss . She was a great friend and co worker we know you are in a greater place now. Kit and Glenn Haake

  4. Connie Brueggemann

    Larry and family: I only learned the last few days that Carolyn was so gravely ill. I am soooo sorry for your loss, but know that she is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. Praying for you and your family to be consoled by knowing she has finally reached her Heavenly Father. Her battle was long and difficult; but there is no more pain and suffering for her. May the Lord bless you and keep you. Jenny is grieving for you and the loss of Carolyn. Thank you for being her Godparents.

  5. Tom Cavalier

    I used to work with Carolyn at Sparta hospital and briefly at St. Clement hospital in Red Bud. In those few years that we worked together I got to know that Carolyn was a kind and caring lady. Her faith was strong and she loved her family. I know that Carolyn is now in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. However, her family and friends will need all the prayer and comfort that we and our GOD can give them. Know that you are in my prayers. In GOD’s love!! Tom Cavalier

  6. Betty Birchler

    My sympathy to your family. I worked with Carolyn at Sparta. She was a great lady.

  7. Ronnie and Misty Schulein

    So sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his arms to comfort you. My husband Ronnie Schulein has told me over the years all of the many fond memories of growing up with Davie and how special his family was. Sorry I never had the chance to meet this wonderful woman. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Rich & Lois McDaniel

    Larry and boys,
    So sorry for your loss. Carolyn has fought a long and hard battle with cancer, and she never gave up. We always enjoyed working with her at the hospital, both in Sparta and Red Bud. Please know you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rich & Lois

  9. Larry & Judy Rheinecker

    Larry & Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Carolyn was a very special lady and will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless and comfort you.

  10. Kris Caporale

    Larry, Jason, David, Erica, & Donna,
    I am so happy for Carolyn that she is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus. But I’m sad for all of us who are left here without her smile, her encouraging words, her rock solid faith, her friendship, and her courage that never seemed to waiver. She was my personal hero for the last five years, which equals the total time I was blessed to know her and call her my friend. I know she touched many others over the years, and I will keep all of you in my thoughts & prayers as we mourn the loss of her presence here. Her witness for Christ will live on. Thank you Lord, for dear Carolyn.

  11. Sue Nadeau

    Jason,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sue Nadeau and Mason Russell

  12. Willie Cotner Cheatham

    I am sorry to hear of your loss of Carolyn. I remember her as one of my classmates and friend on Facebook. I have all of the family in my prayers and thoughts during your time of sorrow. God be with all of the family and she will be missed.

    Willie (Wilma) Cotner Cheatham

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