PATTONSBURG, Mo. - Mary Hedrick Carter, 79, Pattonsburg, Missouri, passed away at her home on Oct. 13, 2021, due to complications with cancer. Mary was born on May 21, 1942, in Topeka, Kansas, to John and Electa Krentz and spent her early life in Topeka. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1960. She married Glenn Eugene (Gene) Hedrick Jr. on May 20, 1961, and raised their four children, Kathy, Terri, Lori and Doug, in Topeka. After the passing of Gene, she married Larry Carter on May 24, 1997. They later settled in Pattonsburg, Missouri, until her passing.