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Frank Lowell Carpenter

  • Birth 3 Nov 1923 Rush County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 3 Jan 2008 Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 28259345

Rushville Republican, January 4, 2008

Frank L. Carpenter, 84, of Rushville, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at the Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

Born Nov. 13, 1923 in Rush County, he was the son of Frank and Ethel (Patterson) Carpenter, both deceased. He married Kathryn Zobel June 26, 1946; she survives.

Mr. Carpenter was a 1943 graduate of Waldron High School. A World War II veteran, he served with the Air Corps from 1943 to 1946. He was a member and Past Commander of American Legion Post #150. He had worked as a mechanic at Martz Motors, Siebert Olds and Busard Olds.

Survivors in addition to his wife include three sons, Gerry Carpenter (and wife Sharon) of Edinburgh, Nick Carpenter (and wife Dawne) of Tampa, Fla., and Frank Carpenter of Greenwood; two daughters, Janet (Mrs. Duane) Barker of Elizabethtown and Gina (Mrs. Chuck) Jenkins of Rushville; three sisters, Mary Louise McColley of Shelbyville, Lavinnia (Mrs. Joel) Bayless of Fairland and Frankie (Mrs. Jon) Webster of Manilla; one brother, Bill Carpenter (and wife Pat) of Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter-in-law, Lisa Carpenter of Rushville; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one step grandchild.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallace and John Carpenter.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rushville with the Rev. William Turner officiating. Burial will follow in Rushville's Calvary Cemetery and will include a graveside military service. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Todd Funeral Home in Rushville.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.
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Shelbyville News 5 Jan 2008
Frank L. Carpenter

Frank L. Carpenter, 84, of Rushville died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus.

Born Nov. 13, 1923, in Rush County, he was the son of Frank and Ethel (Patterson) Carpenter. He married Kathryn Zobel on June 26, 1946, and she survives.

Other survivors include his sons, Gerry (wife, Sharon) Carpenter of Edinburgh, Nick (wife, Dawne) Carpenter of Tampa, Fla., and Frank Carpenter of Greenwood; daughters, Janet (husband, Duane) Barker of Elizabethtown and Gina (husband, Chuck) Jenkins of Rushville; daughter-in-law, Lisa Carpenter of Rushville; sisters, Mary Louise McColley of Shelbyville, Lavinnia (husband, Joel) Bayless of Fairland and Frankie (husband, Jon) Webster of Manilla; brother, Bill (wife, Pat) Carpenter of Knoxville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wallace Carpenter and John Carpenter.

Mr. Carpenter had been an auto mechanic working at Martz Motors, Siebert Olds and Busard Olds.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving from Feb. 9, 1943, to Feb. 19, 1946, and attained the rank of private first class.

Mr. Carpenter graduated from Waldron High School in 1943.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 150, where he was a past commander.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Todd Funeral Home, 805 N. Main St. in Rushville. The rosary will be recited in a private family service.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 502 N. Perkins St. in Rushville, with the Rev. William Turner officiating.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.
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Columbus Republic 5 Jan 2008
Frank L. Carpenter
Rushville

Frank L. Carpenter, 84, of Rushville died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at Hospice of South Central Indiana.

A 1943 graduate of Waldron High School, Mr. Carpenter served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, from Feb. 9, 1943, until Feb. 19, 1946, attaining the rank of PFC. He had been an auto mechanic at Martz Motors, Siebert Olds and Busard Olds.

He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post No. 150.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 502 N. Perkins St., Rushville, with the Rev. William Turner officiating. Military honors and burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Todd Funeral Home, 805 N. Main St. in Rushville. There will be a private family Rosary service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

Born in Rush County Nov. 13, 1923, Mr. Carpenter was the son of Frank and Ethel Patterson Carpenter. He married Kathryn Zobel June 26, 1946.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Gerry (Sharon) Carpenter of Edinburgh, Nick (Dawne) Carpenter of Tampa, Fla., and Frank Carpenter of Greenwood; a daughter-in-law, Lisa Carpenter of Rushville; daughters, Janet (Mrs. Duane) Barker of Elizabethtown and Gina (Mrs. Chuck) Jenkins of Rushville; sisters, Mary Louise McColley of Shelbyville, Lavinnia (Mrs. Joel) Bayless of Fairland and Frankie (Mrs. Jon) Webster of Manilla; a brother, Bill (Pat) Carpenter of Knoxville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Wallace and John Carpenter.
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I knew Frank having spent a lot of time with his son (Nick) growing up in Rushville. Many memorable memories with Nick. Nick if you ever see this memorial please get in contact with me. I'd like to know how you are doing.


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  • Maintained by: Greg Raike
  • Originally Created by: Mark E. Wirey
  • Added: 13 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28259345
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank Lowell Carpenter (3 Nov 1923–3 Jan 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28259345, citing Calvary Cemetery, Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Greg Raike (contributor 47016957) .