Carlton H Lamar

Date of Death: May 31, 2011
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Carlton H. Lamar, 71, of West Lafayette, died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St. Mary Health Care. He was born Feb. 20, 1940, in Lebanon, and was the son of the late Clifford and Ruth Hine Lamar. He graduated from Thorntown High School in 1958 and received bachelor?s, master?s and doctor ofContinue Reading

Maggie Lump left a message on June 3, 2011:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family at this difficult time.

I am a member of the Purdue Veterinary Technology class of 2001. Dr. Lamar was my anatomy professor. He was a wonderful person and a great educator. He was passionate about his subject matter, and was always willing to help a student.

What Dr. Lamar taught me I still use to this day. I now work in the Purdue Veterinary Technology program as an instructor in the anatomy courses. I have Dr. Lamar to thank for helping me get to where I am today.

God bless,
Thomas G. Hague left a message on June 3, 2011:
Dear Kim, Dan, Emily and Andrew: I am sorry we couldn&t make it up there, but you were in our thoughts and prayers. The Funeral Home is in a sort of out of the way place on Sagamore Parkway and that road is always difficult to negotiate any time of the day. We pray that his service was one of respect and love. I think I sent a card of condolence, but added this note to make sure.
Our love in Christ to all of you. Tom and Family.
Harriet Coppoc left a message on June 3, 2011:
To the Lamar family, especially Karman and Kris,

I wanted very much to attend Carl&s funeral this afternoon, but at the last moment I got a call from a former flute student of mine who is a college flute major and in town to play in the Lafayette Symphony&s Keller competition tomorrow morning. She was in need of someone to listen to her and her accompanist at a rehearsal at noon and help get her piece ready for the judges. I spent over an hour and a half with her and things were going well as we ended. My heartfelt apologies for not being at the funeral, but I felt I was needed by my young flutist. My sympathies and prayers are with all of you. Here is a favorite poem of mine which was written by a former minister many years ago not long before he died of a brain tumor.

Celebrate, My Friends

Celebrate, my friends,
when this my life, too,
is complete and I will
have exchanged ""the ambiguity
of existence"" for that
full view of the Maker
""face to face.""

And be not concerned
to mark my grave-
If I have loved and
labored well, there will
be marks on souls I
have touched--
a truer record, even
with its pain,
memorial enough for me.

Carl Lamar touched many souls with his gentle ways, his family, his contacts with students, his church and his friends. He will be missed.
Ernst Klein
Judy Klimek left a message on June 2, 2011:
I am sorry that distance prevents me from attending to express my condolences in person. Carl was a great mentor and teacher, and he will be missed by all. I am sorry for your loss.

Judy Klimek
Manhattan, Kansas
Donna Richardson Sanders left a message on June 2, 2011:
My parents and Carlton&s parents were dear friends back in the 1940&s. Our family
visited and knew one another very other well. My sister and I used to play with George and Carlton when we were children growing up. We did not go to the same schools so we drifted apart as we progressed through school. I ended up teaching with Ruth at Thorntown Elementary in the 1970s. She taught second grade across the hall from my first grade room.
I am glad you put the obituary in the Lebanon Report so I could express my sympathy and remember the good times we had together with the Lamar family when I was a young child.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Cheryl Holdman left a message on June 1, 2011:
So sorry to hear Dr. Lamar passed away. I worked in Lynn Hall for Dr. VanSickle and would see him often. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. The world has lost a good man.
Once again, sorry for your lose.
Cheryl Holdman
Nancy (Pennington) Glynn left a message on June 1, 2011:
Dear Karman & family
So sorry to read about Carlton, I was shocked. Your Mom always kept me informed of how everyone was doing. I sure miss all of the good times we all had.
When I was real young Carlton and George would help take care of me at church functions and I thought the world of both. As time went on I learned to love and respect Carlton and the Dover Church for everything they did for me. I know he will be greatly missed.
My love and prayers are with all of you.
Nancy (Pennington) Glynn
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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