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Roberta Sue (Farrington) Carpenter

April 4, 1931 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 86)

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October 9, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wilson Funeral Home-Schnurrenberger Chapel
222 West Center Street
West Mansfield, OH 43358

Funeral Service
October 10, 2017

11:00 AM
Wilson Funeral Home-Schnurrenberger Chapel
222 West Center Street
West Mansfield, OH 43358

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Roberta Sue Carpenter, 86, of West Mansfield, passed away Friday, October 06, 2017 at her residence.

Born April 4, 1931 in York Center, she was the daughter of the late Louie and Frances (Lynn) Farrington. On June 4, 1949 in Greenup, KY she married Floyd H. Carpenter and he preceded her in death on December 25, 2016. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, David Linn Carpenter; a granddaughter, Stephanie Hobart; brothers, Rod, Richard, Brad and Bob Farrington.

A devoted wife and loving homemaker, she loved spending time with her family. Even when she had to be the disciplinarian, it was done with love. She raised her children and tended to the home while Floyd provided and never complained. Sue was always there to listen and offer advice whether to her family or any of their friends. To say that she was an excellent cook would be an understatement. The family looked forward to any meal she prepared, except for the liver and onions. Quite the seamstress, she enjoyed to make the children clothing and quilts and loved her root beer barrels.

A 1948 graduate of Rushsylvania High School, in her younger years she worked at the Mt. Victory Cannery and later as a driver for 10 years TRC at Honda. Sue was also very giving of her time, often volunteering at the Give and Take in West Mansfield, at the West Mansfield Conservation Club and teaching Sunday school. She was also a long time blood donor, giving many gallons over the years.  

Surviving are her children, Danny Carpenter, Donald (Janie) Carpenter, Diane (Jerry) Hobart, Denise (Jim) Beech and Dean Carpenter all of West Mansfield; grandchildren, Minnie Pound, Ann Elliott, Craig, Chad and Cole Carpenter, Jayme Cummins, Jacob and Jeremy Hobart, Katrise Rhodes, Kodrey Beech and Levi and Holli Carpenter; 16 great grandchildren; a sister, Marilyn (Tom) Pugh of West Mansfield; sisters-in-law, Bernice Ganson, Marie Murdock and Pat, Vivian, Dorothy and Betty Farrington; brothers-in-law, Richard (Kathy) Carpenter and Ronald (Nancy) Carpenter; close cousins, Gene and Kay Smith; her faithful little dog, Midge and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Wilson Funeral Home, Schnurrenberger Chapel 222 W. Center St. West Mansfield. Dean Wasson will officiate and burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com


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