Carolyn Jeanette Orten, age 84, of Dawson Springs, KY passed away on November 26, 2021 at her residence. Mrs. Orten was born in Millington, TN to James Caldwell Scott and Etta Lorene Franks Scott. She owned and operated “Carolyn’s Restaurant” in Ft. Myers, FL and she worked as a Nurse Aide at Fox Nursing Facility in Dawson Springs. She was a member of the Ilsley Community Church.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard Lee “R.L.” Orten; her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie Bivins (Gary) of Dawson Springs, KY; two step daughters, Helen Parker (Leon) of Hopkinsville, KY, and Nancy Sanders (Terry) of Louisville, KY; one step son, Roger Orten of Hopkinsville, KY; one sister, Nancy Federecci of Millington, TN; Grandchildren ~ Scott Bivens, Zachary Bivens & Benjamin Bivens; step-grandchildren she loved as her own ~ Leon Parker, Jr., Renea Forguson, Aaron Orten, Derek Orten, Daphane Thomas, Quentin Brooks, Daniel Orten & Marjorie Orten; thirteen step-grandchildren and eleven step-great-grandchildren with two more due soon that she loved as her own and a dear friend of 46 years ~ Alice Higbee.
She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Rev. Dennis Wilson; two brothers, James Scott and Wayne Scott; a step son, Ronald Orten; a step-grandson ~ Troy Orten and a step-great-granddaughter ~ Sarah Forguson.
A visitation for Carolyn Jeanette Orten will be held on Monday, November 29, 2021, from 12:00 PM until the funeral hour at 2:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY with Rev. David Hoard officiating.
In an effort to deter the spread of covid-19 and the variant, face masks and social distancing are highly recommended.