|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1943|
|Death: ||May 6, 2014|
Anna Bell Conrad Carpenter, 70, long time resident of Meridian, Texas, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Glen Rose, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 9, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Meridian, with Rev. Kevin Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Meridian Memorial Cemetery, Meridian. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian.
Anna Bell was born in Clifton, Texas, to to the late Henry Otto and Annie Buro Conrad. She was raised and educated in and around Meridian and graduated from Meridian High School. On May 1, 1964, she married James Carpenter in Hillsdale, Michigan, and later made Meridian their forever home. Anna worked for the Meridian ISD and the Bosque County tax office. As their children became older and participated in sports, Anna Bell and James were avid supporters of all athletic events, encouraging all of the team members as well as their own. This love of athletics and team participation then gravitated to their grandchildren and there were very few school events that Anna Bell and James did not attend. Anna Bell was also a very fine cook, providing wonderful meals for her family and family friends. She displayed other talents such as sewing and making gifts, and while her health still permitted, was an active member of the Meridian First United Methodist Church, participating in all activities. She especially loved working with children during Vacation Bible School and her artistic talents in providing amazing décor to transform an ordinary room or building into an adventure land to stimulate the minds and imaginations of the children in attendance was commented on by many (and was often left for a short while so others could enjoy her creations).
Survivors include her sons, Jimmy Carpenter and wife, Shelly, of Meridian, and David Carpenter, of Bell; daughter, Debra Roberts, of San Antonio; nine grandchildren; sisters, Bobbie Reinhardt and husband, Gene, of Crawford, Barbara Day and husband, Doug, of Kopperl, and Donna Conrad, of Crawford; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 5/8/2014...L15
Meridian Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: May 08, 2014
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