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Elizabeth Gail (Carter) Gutschmidt

November 29, 1945 — September 4, 2022


Elizabeth Gail Carter Gutschmidt of Wingo, KY passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at Providence Pointe in Paducah, KY. Elizabeth, or “Betty” as she was known by friends and family, was a mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Through her many titles, she created countless memories that will live on in the minds and hearts of those closest to her. Betty had many loves including cooking, gardening and sewing. She was also a self-taught artist who loved painting, drawing and, most of all, writing. She worked at Mayfield Elementary School  in the cafeteria.

She is survived by her two children, Dee Anne (Todd) Lane of Madison, VA and Jay Gutschmidt of Woodbridge, VA, five grandchildren, Cooper, Erik, Ashley, Tyler and Summer and one great grandchild, Bentley. As well as 6 Sisters, Mary Frances (Donald) McEachern, Emily Regina (Larry - deceased) Iser, Clara Ann (Mitchell) Laneave, Patricia Catherine (David) Hagen, Annette Marie (Mike) Baumgartner and Janette Martha (Mark) Stahr; 3 Brothers, Herbert Joseph (Lucy) Carter, Melvin Elisha (Wanda) Carter, and Raymond Edward (Chris) Carter, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Elnora and Herbert Carter, her brother Glynn Carter and two sisters Denise McWhorter and Paula Sue Goodman.

A visitation will be held Saturday October 1, 2022 from 10:30 to 11:30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mayfield, KY with a church service immediately after. A burial of Betty’s ashes will follow at the St Denis Cemetery in Fancy Farm KY.

In lieu of flowers, Betty expressed that she would prefer people plant a rose bush in her memory. Charitable contributions can be made to Afrotectopia foundation or a cancer charity of your choice in her name. Donations to the Afrotectopia Foundation can
be sent to This foundation supports students
of color who are interested in pursuing careers in art, design,
technology and activism.

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