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“I miss you so much, Carter James you will never be forgotten i look back on your last days we spent together..I love you so much and miss you more...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Amber Rogers - Indianapolis, IN

“I think about her all the time. Still so hard to believe, you were so amazing in so many ways. You will never be forgotten. Love you rest in peace...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Bess Santee - Kankakee, IL

“Carter was always a joy to be around. She will surely be missed. Heaven gained another angel. My prayers for comfort is with your family. ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Etta Carter - Nashville, TN

“My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Carter's family. I know how much I loved her. I can only imagine the pain u are enduring. If there is...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Danielle Potts - Indianapolis, IN

“Diane, We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept our condolences.Pam & Jim ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Pam Wallace - Ft Wayne, IN

“Damn so sorry to find out my buddy died rip girl ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear family, We have not met Carter, but met members of your family today. We were at Windermere facility, and we HAD A TIME OF PRAYER after a church...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Lamke - Indianapolis, IN

“Deepest sympathy to the entire family and our heart goes out to you all. We treated her like our own daughter when she was with us. We enjoyed...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Nadine Antos - Indianapolis, IN

“soo sorry to hear of Carter's passing. I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce

“Carter was our first "house daughter". We were her houseparent's in the Dominican Republic. We loved her like she was ours! She was an amazing...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: John & Sarah Geyer - Boys Ranch, TX

“Our deepest condolences and our prayers for your family. May your memories give you courage and strength today and always. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Diane and Jeff Tredwell - Potomac, MD

“Dear Staci and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the memories you shared. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Stephanie Hayes - Indianapolis, IN

“My heart is so broken to hear about this Carter was my very best friend in the Dominican Republic. Her smile and laugh were infectious. We went...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Bess Santee - Kankakee, IL

“We loved Carter so very much. Our hearts are broken. I was her teacher at New Creations. My husband taught the boys. We both spoke with her about...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Lisa Brown - IN - Teacher

“So sorry for the loss of Carter ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Tina Turner - Mishawaka - Friend

“Rest In Peace sweet Carter. I will miss you terribly, but will see you one day. I love you❤ ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Deborah Hulsey - Knoxville, TN

“My family will always cherish a picture of little Carter holding my first born Cameron. She will not be forgotten.Blessings to your family. ”
17 of 22 | Posted by: Dominick Colgan - fishers, IN

“Although I knew you for a short time in your life, I found you to be both beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. A strong personality who...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Pamela Parsons - Richmond, IN

“Wish I could take off work... I love you car car rest easy beautiful soul... ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Holly Debaltzo - Cincinnati, OH

“Carter thanks for always making me smile you have a beautiful soul and will be missed! Thanks for being my first friend in Indy! ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Renee Sandridge - Richmond, IN

“Our prayers are with you Staci and the entire family! May you find strength & comfort during this difficult time. Carter was a beautiful young...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Anne Dunlavy - Friend

“Dear Staci and family. We are so sorry. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful girl. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Richard and Linda Hudson

Carter Lynn James, age 23, of Fishers, IN died April 17, 2017.

She was born September 14, 1993 at Tipton, IN to Bradley Dean James and Staci Lynn (Leatherwood) Koehler.

She was a graduate of Horizon Christian School at Indianapolis, IN with the Class of 2011. She had worked as a food server for various local restaurants.

Carter is remembered as an extremely loving and caring person. She would light up a room and was a joy to those around her, leaving a lasting impression with the people she met. She was strong and athletic which complimented her soft, loving heart and personality.

Carter loved her family dearly and took great care and joy in her younger brothers and other children. She was a passionate advocate towards animals and always compassionate. Other interests included biking, basketball, softball, swimming and movies.

Carter is survived by her large, loving family that will miss her terribly. Since she was a follower of Christ, we, her family, find comfort in knowing that she is with Him, and we will see her once again.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN, 46034 with Rev. Phil Bowers officiating. Burial will follow at Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Arcadia, IN. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B., Noblesville, IN 46060-3621. You may send condolences at

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