Lela L. Carlton, 96, of Taylorville, passed away January 13, 2012 at 12:11am at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville.  She was born October 11, 1915 in Pana, the daughter of Fred and Susan (Denbow) Johnson.  She married Rev. Ross E. Carlton in October, 1939 in Pana.  She was a retired homemaker, a member of the Free Methodist Church, the Christian Women's Club and Women Missionary International. 

She is survived by sons; Gary (Berleen) Carlton of Cape Coral, FL and Paul (Quendy) Carlton of Decatur; daughter Virginia Sue (Carl) Charon of Boyne City, MI; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers; Ralph, Wayne and Walter Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2012 at 11:00am in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Herbert Coates officiating.  Interment will be in Mound Cemetery in Pana.  Visitation will be held Monday, January 16, 2012 from 9-11am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. 

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Free Methodist Mission 770 N. High School Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46214

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