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Carolyn June Korte

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METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Carolyn June Korte passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Carolyn June (Bearden) Korte was born October 15, 1933, to Floy Lee Bearden and Mable Odelle Mungle Bearden in Graves County, Kentucky.

She married Odell Korte of Metropolis, Illinois, on October 4, 1952, in Alcorn, Mississippi. To their union were born four daughters, Marsha June Kidd, Vickie Rene Bowles, Tammie Yvonne Owens and Kimberly Kay Morgan.

Carolyn is survived by daughters, Marsha Kidd (Dan) of Paducah, Kentucky, Rene Bowles (Blake) of Metropolis, Illinois, and Kim Morgan (Eddy) of Metropolis, Illinois; grandchildren, Josh Kidd (Laura), Casey Kidd (Lynn), Candace Vander Boegh (Kevin), McKenzie Bruer (Jeremy), Cassie Owens, Carly Owens, Kelsey Vick (Dylan) and Lenzie Keen (Stephen); great-grandchildren, Sadie and Clara Kidd, Jeffery O'dell Kidd, Zack, Zain and Maddie Vander Boegh, Jackson, Jarren and Jayden Bruer, Presley Vick, Dawsyn June Keen; one brother, Wendell Bearden; three sisters-in-law, Doris Bell, Mary Bearden and Marcy Bearden; several nephews, nieces, cousins and two special friends, Tommy and Phyllis Reynolds.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Korte; one daughter, Tammie Owens; her parents; brothers, James Bearden, Kenneth Bearden; and one sister, Clara Jane Bearden.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with funeral following at 1 p.m. with the Revs. Topper Council and Trad York officiating.

Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.

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