Evelyn H. Carpenter
March 27, 1929 ‒ October 31, 2013
LEXINGTON: Evelyn Carpenter was a gardener of sorts. Rather than seeds, Evelyn sowed deeds…deeds of kindness. Those acts of kindness threw out roots in all directions, and then sprang up strong beautiful new trees. Her love for her family and friends, evidenced in so many kind acts, was more beautiful than any garden or park.
Evelyn passed away Thursday morning October 31, 2013 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. She was 84.
Born Evelyn Hope Wyrick March 27, 1929 near Kegley, West Virginia to Lanier H. and Louella (Blevins) Wyrick, she was a Lexington resident most of her life.
Evelyn retired as an assembler from Hi-Stat Manufacturing in Lexington, and remained active with the Lexington Senior-Civic Center. In her younger years, Evelyn bowled quite a bit, active with leagues at least three nights a week. She was a member of Bellville First Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and vacation Bible school. She was often found with either an embroidery project or a word-search puzzle book in her hands, and always found time for a game or two of Bingo.
The family that she loved dearly includes her daughter Debbie Carpenter of Lexington, her son Roy Carpenter of Malabar, FL; grandchildren Pamela Machado of Palm Bay, FL and Daniel Carpenter of Crestline; eight great grandchildren; her sister Marie (Walter) Bahr of Mansfield; brothers Howard P. (Jo) Wyrick and Harold (Patricia) Wyrick all of Mansfield; and nieces and nephews including Linda (Ray) Williams of Mansfield.
Her husband Swanson Elroy “Roy” Carpenter preceded her in death on February 11, 1985. Also deceased is her brother Herman Wyrick.
The Carpenter family will receive friends Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her “going home” service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Pastor Bill Henderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Contributions in her memory to the Troy Township Firefighters Association may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Mrs. Carpenter’s family and private messages of sympathy and support may be made to them online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com