Ingeborg(Inga) Carton, age 89 died on February 7, 2021 in Ocala, FL.
Inga is survived by her daughter Pamela Burner of Ocala, FL, her son-in-law, Jack Burner of Ocala, FL, her sister, Anita Lehner of Bad Tolz, Germany & her brother-in-law, Hans Lehner of Bad Tolz, Germany. She is preceded in death by her parents, George & Anna Lingdinger of Penzberg, Germany and by her husband Thomas Carton of Brookfield, IL.
Inga was born on April 22, 1931 in Kronach, Germany. She came to the US in 1954 after marrying James Bates whom she met when he was stationed in Germany with the US Air Force. They adopted a daughter, Pam in 1962 and were divorced in 1974. She married Thomas Carton in 1977 and they remained married until his death in 2011. She was then involved in a relationship with John Lawrence from 2012 until his death in 2016.
During her working years, Inga was employed as an administrative assistant and office manager for several companies over the years. After retiring, she and Tom spent many years traveling the country in their motor home. They made many friends through their travels.
Inga moved to Ocala in 2016. She purchased a house in Ocala Palms near her daughter and son-in-law. She made many friends and enjoyed fixing up her house and going on outings with her friends. Following a stroke in 2017, she moved into memory care at Bridgewater Park. She was able to still enjoy gardening, reading and was also able to take a few more trips with her daughter and son-in-law.
Inga was a life long learner. She was an avid gardener, loved travel, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She was a friend to many people over the years and was always willing to lend a helping hand when it was needed.
Because of Covid, no memorial service will be held at this time. The family would like to thank all those who have sent their condolences and shared their memories of Inga.