Grace L. Carpenter

July 20, 1916 ‒ September 28, 2009

Brown Township, Howard, Ohio

Grace L. Carpenter, age 93, of Brown Township, Howard died Monday morning, September 28, 2009 at Knox Community Hospital. She was born on July 20, 1916 in Howard, a daughter of the late Charles and Lulu Bell (Hall) Snyder.

Grace was a homemaker and helped farm the family farm with her late husband, Gilbert. She was a member of the Jelloway United Methodist Church. Grace cared for a lot of her extended family over the years.

Grace is survived by her sons, Gary (Susie) Carpenter and Perry (Roma) Carpenter both of Howard; a daughter, Diana (Carmel) McFadden of Howard; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren; a brother, Arthur E. (Judy) Snyder of Fredericktown; several nieces and nephews; and special family, Eddie Lee (Sandra) Carpenter of Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Carpenter; brothers, Lester, Robert, Russell, and Charles Snyder; and sisters, Alice Stumbaugh, Edna Mae Mason, and Dorothy Kershner.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8p.m. on Wednesday, September30, 2009 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2009 with Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or the Salvation Army, 209 East Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Grace L. Carpenter.