Mary Louise Carpenter

November 16, 1932 ‒ August 19, 2016

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: A go-getter: a person who works very hard and who wants very much to succeed. This definition simply begins to capture who Mary was. Not one to sleep in she could be found up early starting her morning with a walk. This is just one of many things that made Mary who she was.

Mary Louise Carpenter passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 in her home in Fort Myers, Florida surrounded by family. She was 83.

She was born November 16, 1932 to parents Earl & Lizetta (Ullom) Warrick in St. Clairsville. Mary graduated High School from Barnesville in 1950.

On July 21, 1951, she married Irvin Carpenter and they shared 51 wonderful years of marriage until he passed away in March 2003. Now they are together again.

Mary worked at Therm-O-Disc, where she worked for over 25 years until retiring.

She was a member of Thomas Edison Congregational Church in Fort Myers and is now home with the Lord.

Mary had many skills in her repertoire. She was a great baker, having family favorites like her cutout cookies. She had the uncanny ability to get a stain out of anything! She simply had a knack for taking care of the laundry She enjoyed spending time at the Butler Adult Center playing games like dominoes and euchre. But above all else, Mary cherished her family and spending time with them.

She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law Debbie and Jim Riddle and Bonnie Bittinger all of Butler and Cindy and Dale Pearson of Columbia, Tennessee; seven grandchildren and their spouses Lisa Shaffer and Dan Benjamin of Fort Myers, Florida, Jeremy and Erin Riddle of Butler, Nicole and Joe McGregor of Butler, Chase and Laura Riddle of Butler, Matt and Alexandra Kearney of Bronx, New York, Shaun Bittinger of Butler, Brice and Tiffany Bittinger of Butler; granddaughter-in-law Betsy Shaffer; great grandchildren Jake Ward, Kaden Riddle, Bailee Riddle, Landon Shaffer, Brody McGregor, AJ McGregor, Chance McGregor, Teegan Riddle, Tenley Riddle, Kace Riddle and Peyton Grace Kearney; brother Donald Warrick; brother-in-law Neil and Barbara Carpenter of Mt. Vernon; sister-in-law Nora and Gene Mollihan and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her loving husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; grandson John Paul Shaffer; siblings Lester, Jim, Glen, Jerry, Dale, Norman, Beulah, Cedora and Margaret.

The Carpenter family will receive friends Friday, August 26, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service honoring Mary’s life will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016 at North Bend Church of the Brethren, 1787 Snyder Road, Butler, beginning at 1 p.m. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate.

For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to Butler Adult Center and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

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  • Cindy, Debbie, and Bonnie – I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. She was such a nice lady! I had a lot of good times at your house – back in the good old days growing up in North Liberty! Your mom and dad were both very good people and I always felt very welcome in your home. I am praying for all of you and your families – and hope that all the wonderful memories you have will bring you much comfort on the days you miss her the most. She will always be with you in your hearts! Love and hugs to you all!

  • Cindy,Debbie, Bonnie.
    And all of your loving children and grandchildren.

    All of our love, prayers and condolences. We know how much you loved your mom and dad.

    I have so many wonderful memories of our unique relationships with each other. Many memories of your house as a kid. Playing with you guys up in your magical room and watching your mom cook. Then going with my dad out to visit Uncle Irvin’s dogs.

    All those weekends ‘Down Home’…all the Euchre games all the sing alongs with Elmer playing the guitar and your dad singing ‘You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille’. I remember Mom giving me the dickens if I’d giggle because the longer they sang the more often I’d giggle. Just too many to mention!

    I wouldn’t change any of those memories for the world.

    The loss of Mary has hit dad hard. Mom as well. But no one more than all of you that loved her most.

    Continued Love and Prayers,

    Kelly. Uncle Neil, Aunt Barb
    Mikala, Jordan, Madisyn, Makenzi and Ellie

  • Dear Cindy & family! We are so sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. I have no words to console you, but please remember we are heirs to the MOST HIGH GOD. All our love & prayers.

  • Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all your family…. I didn’t know Mary real well, but through the Adult Center, I got to know her and she was a very special, caring lady….May she Rest in peace now.

  • My deepest condolences go out to the Family especially Cindy my dear friend. Mary was so sweet and beautiful and had the gift of laughter to bring a smile to all that she came in contact with. She will be dearly missed.


    Gracie Carnes

  • Dear family. Sorry to hear you lost your loved one. May you throw all your anxiety/worry on God (Psalms 83:18) along with prayers. And the almighty will sustain you during this difficult times with that Peace that surpasses all understanding. (Phillipians 4: 6,7). May this message bring all of you a measure of comfort.

  • Debbie Cindy Bonnie so sorry the loss of your mom, we had a lot of good times and laughs, when your Dad and Jim would both be on 4 till 12 shift kids and I would go up and spend the eve. You have our sympathy . Rip Mary

  • To the Riddle family – Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, grandmother, & great grandmother.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you!

  • Debbie, Bonnie, and Cindy,
    I just found out tonight about your mom’s service. Neil had told me of her passing last week. I feel so bad that I have not “kept in the loop” with you girls since Mother passed away. She always kept us informed of the Carpenters’ lives and events. She loved your mom, as did we all. Mary was a special soul–so gentle and caring and soft-spoken and so much fun too. She was nonjudgmental, although you knew if you had done or said something a little bit off. She had that sweet smile and look that let you know she was aware of what was going on, but I never heard her raise her voice in anger.
    My memories of your mom and dad go way back. I remember when you girls were born, and I still tend to think of you as little girls, not grown women. My heart aches for you. You are fortunate to have had such lovely parents and a large caring family. I know your warm memories will be a comfort to you in the days ahead. God bless you.