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Kimberly Kay Carter

December 20, 1966 — March 21, 2017

Kimberly Kay Carter, 50 passed away Tuesday March 21, 2017 at Stormont-Vail Health in Topeka.

She was born December 20, 1966 in Smithville, Missouri the daughter of Leroy and Velma West Knutter. Kim attended Lawson High School in Lawson, Missouri and graduated with the Class of 1985. She began working at Shoney's in 1983 and worked her way up into management.

Kim married John Nichols in 1985. They would live in Kansas City, Missouri and Florida during the early years of marriage. They later lived in Warsaw, Missouri and Kenton, Ohio. They later divorced.

Kim had a long successful career in Restaurant Management which began at Stoney's Time Out in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. She would go on to manage the Melrose Bar and Grill in Lawson, Missouri and the McDonalds in Kearny, Excelsior Springs and Claycomo. She would meet her future husband Clayton Carter in April of 2002. They were joined in marriage on August 23, 2002. Kim and Clayton moved to Lebo in 2011 where Kim managed the Kwik Stop. They later made their home in Melvern. In 2016 Kim and Clayton began attending the Burlington Assembly of God Church and made it their Church Home.

Kim shared her love for animals and the outdoors with her children.

She will live on in the hearts of her husband, Clayton S. Carter of their home; sons, Jeffrey Nichols and his wife Shani of Melvern, Jacob Nichols and his wife JoAnna of Republic, Missouri and Clayton S. Carter II of the home; her mother, Velma Vaupel of Plattsburg, Missouri; her father Leroy Knutter and his wife Patricia of Warsaw, Missouri; sister, Teresa Teegarden and her husband Rusty of Lawson, Missouri; sisters, Kaysha Couzens of Warsaw and Kathy Disalvo of Kansas City, Missouri; brothers, Kenneth Knutter and his wife Judy of Smithville, Missouri and Michael Calhoun and his wife Beth of Smithville, Missouri; five grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and countless extended family and dear friends.

Cremation is planned with a memorial service being held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Burlington Assembly of God Church. Inurnment will follow services at Lincoln Cemetery in Lebo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kim Kay Carter Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home at P.O. Box #43, Lebo, Kansas 66856. Condolences may be expressed at

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

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