She was born in McLeansboro, Ill., Aug. 11, 1921, to William G. and Ada (Meadows) Miller.
She graduated from McLeansboro High School in Illinois, with the class of 1940. She worked for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis, and later as a Bank teller in Warsaw and Elkhart, Ind. On Sept. 4, 1943, she married Samuel E. Carlton. Mr. Carlton later graduated from seminary. He and Louise served at United Methodist Churches in Indiana including Bridgeport, Brazil, Plymouth, Elkhart, Rochester, Griffith, Lafayette, Dyer, Brownsburg, Pendleton, Fort Wayne, and Farmland.
She was a member of the Brazil First United Methodist Church, the Homebuilders Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, sang in the church choir and was responsible for church administrative duties.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Rev. Samuel E. Carlton, brother Melvin Miller, sister Margaret Moore.
Survivors include her children Jim Carlton and wife Nedra, Brazil, Jan Anderson and husband Doug, Muncie, Joan Zimmerman and husband Dennis Burch, Bloomington, grandchildren Diana Carlton, Jana Johnson, Melissa Osner, Mark Anderson, Bradley Zimmerman, Meredith Anderson, Mathew Zimmerman, and Molly Chasteen, great-grandchildren Nathanial and Zion Osner, Grant Johnson, Marah Osner, Elsa Anderson, Silas Chasteen, brother Cameron Miller, Benton, Ill., as well as many friends and extended family members.
Services will be at First United Methodist Church, Brazil, Tuesday at 1 p.m., with Pastor Tony Alstott and Dr. Douglas Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil, Monday from 4-8 p.m., and again Tuesday, from noon until time of service. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.