Warsaw - Kathleen McGowan Carlton, 92, died August 22, 2022 at Mary Gran Nursing Center following several months of declining health. She was born June 23, 1930 to the late Jim and Lettie Sutton McGowan. She was also pre-deceased by her husband, Keith Carlton, and brothers, Gerald and Elton McGowan.
Kathleen was a graduate of Warsaw High School, attended Meredith College, and graduated from Campbell University. She taught kindergarten in Sampson County schools for a number of years. In earlier years she enjoyed gardening, preserving vegetables, cooking and trips to Southport with Keith. She was a member of Carlton United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Gene Carlton, and wife, Cindie, of Warsaw; and a daughter, Kathy Carlton Robbins and husband, John, also of Warsaw. Four grandchildren: Jamie Robbins Owensby and husband, Shelby, of Moncure, Bonnie Robbins Reedy, and husband, Doug, of Lumberton, Matthew Carlton and wife, Georgeanne of Warsaw, and Megan Carlton Powell and husband Charlie, of Clinton. Seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Community Funeral Home, Warsaw from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2022. .
A family graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 25, 2022 at the Carlton Family Cemetery on Beasley Torrans Road, Warsaw, NC.