|Birth: ||May 11, 1937|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 2010|
Farlington — Mary K. Carpenter, 73, of Farlington, died at 7:09 p.m.., Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg.
She was born May 11, 1937, at Kansas City, MO, a daughter of Harvey Denson and Hazel Leona (Rector) Failes. Her father worked for the rail road and moved the family to various communities including Pittsburg, KS, Kansas City, Louisiana and Texas and Mena, AR. She was mostly a home maker, but was employed as a crane operator at McNally Inc. at Pittsburg in the 1970s.
She married Garland Eugene Rosson at Mena, AR. He preceded her in death. She later was united in marriage to Larry Gene Carpenter. They have lived at Farlington since the early 1980s. Mr. Carpenter survives of the home.
Her preferred religion was Jehovah's Witness.
In addition to her husband, survivors include: a son, Ronald Rosson, of Longview, Texas; two stepsons, Steven Patrick Carpenter of Poteet, Texas, and Michael "Mike" Carpenter of Omaha, Neb.; four daughters, Laura Cooper of Topeka, Pamela Wilson of Wichita, Wendy Rosson of Carthage, Mo., and Brenda Rosson of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, William Failes of Mena, Ark.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ginger Hudson; a stepson, Randy Carpenter; and a brother, Lewis Failes.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2010, at the Farlington Cemetery with Pastor Rick Prideaux officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Sunday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Mary K. Carpenter Memorial Fund and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 258, Girard, KS 66743. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.
Harvey Denison Failes (1898 - 1976)
Hazel Leona RECTOR Failes (1902 - 1983)
Howard Don Moore (1931 - 2002)
Garland E. Rosson (1928 - 2000)
Larry Gene Carpenter (1937 - 2011)*
Ginger May Rosson Hudson (1960 - 1993)*
Maintained by: Laura Moore
Originally Created by: CAE
Record added: Aug 14, 2010
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