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Rose Gumbs Carpenter
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Birth: Jul. 21, 1932, U.S. Virgin Islands
Death: Jun. 5, 2012

Rose Carpenter
July 21, 1932 - June 5, 2012

Rose Carpenter, age 79 of Coal City, passed away Tuesday morning, June 5, 2012 at her home.

Born July 21, 1932 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Anna Rose was a daughter of the late John Claude and Eugenie Blanchard-Gumbs. She was raised and educated in St. Thomas and on February 26, 1952, Rose married Kenneth Carpenter in New Bern, North Carolina. She retired from DeMert and Dougherty in Coal City, after more than 26 years of service and was a member of the Coal City Area Club. Rose enjoyed gardening and cooking and will be remembered for the cherished time spent with her kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

Survivors include her children: Carol Brainard of Diamond, Bill (Lou Ann) Carpenter, Timmie (Kathleen) Carpenter, and Kenny (Marcia) Carpenter, all of Coal City and John (Madeline) Carpenter of Naperville; nine grandchildren: Chris Brainard, Josh Brainard, Rose Carpenter, Jack Carpenter, Nathan Carpenter, Jason Onsen, Shanta (Curt) Adams, Savannah Carpenter and Martha Stewart; six great grandchildren: Blayne, Makenna and Peyton Adams and Carson, Helen and Meghan Onsen; nine brothers and sisters: John Gumbs, Rita Tarman, Francillia (Louis) Blanchard, Mary Smith, Patsy (Wally) Vega, Teddy Gumbs, Carol (Danny) Stinson, Frank Gumbs and Kenneth (Sarah) Gumbs; two sisters-in-law: Blanche Carpenter and Janie Carpenter; numerous nieces and nephews, and one uncle and several cousins in the Caribbean.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth on January 4, 1996 and two brothers: Paul and Andy.

Per Rose's wishes private family graveside services will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood, where she will be laid to rest with her husband Kenneth.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Rose's memory to the Coal City Food Pantry, 6805 East McArdle Road, Coal City, Illinois 60416.

Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd., 75 North Broadway in Coal City. (815/634-2125)
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  Kenneth E Carpenter (1925 - 1996)*
  Timmie Carpenter (1957 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Will County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Jun 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91473442
Rose <i>Gumbs</i> Carpenter
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