Jeanne CarterJeanne Sheets Carter earned both bachelor and master’s degrees from WVU. She was a Home Economics Agent in Mason County while her husband was serving with the U.S Air Force in Korea. As an educator, she taught students from seventh grade through college, and presented educational classes on radio and television. She was also a counselor in Ohio County public schools.
She is very involved in church and with her community. She has served several non-profit boards in the Wheeling area. She is also a member of WV Farm Bureau and served on their State Women’s Advisory Committee for 15 years. In 1995, she received the “Outstanding Alumni Award” from the WVU College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences She was the first woman to chair their alumni organization and their Advisory Committee.
Jeanne has been involved with 4-H since she joined at the age of nine. She has served as a county camp instructor and a local volunteer leader. She also served as a volunteer at state camps. From the time of its inception, Jeanne was a member of the Jackson’s Mill Advisory Committee and served as its chairman. She is an All-Star and was one of the four WV Representatives to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C.
Since the WV Bicentennial, Jeanne has presented historical, first-person re-enactments of women who played important roles in the state—”Lyddy” Boggs Shepherd Cruger (who helped bring the National Road to Wheeling), Laura Jackson Arnold (sister of “Stonewall”) and Anna Jarvis (founder of Mother’s Day). In 2005, Jeanne was recognized by Governor Joe Manchin as one of the “History Heroes” of WV. In 2006, she and her husband, Harlan P. “Ted” Carter III, were recognized by the State Fair of West Virginia and the WV Farm Bureau and were presented with the first Farming Heritage Award “for their dedication to the community, state, and agriculture”.
She and Ted reside on “Everbreeze”, the Carter family farm since 1796. Ted was one of the volunteers who worked to restore Blaker MillĀ and the couple volunteer there each year during the Labor Day Stonewall Jackson Jubilee.