Velma L. Carpenter

November 22, 1923 ‒ November 17, 2020

Ontario, Ohio

ONTARIO: Velma L. Carpenter, 96, of Ontario passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at home.

The daughter of John and Mary (Parsons) Stewart, Velma was born November 22, 1923 in Ravenswood, West Virginia.  She was seventh of nine children and graduated from Parkersburg High School.

Velma was a lifetime member of Ruth Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #17, serving in several stations.  She was Worthy Matron in 1973.

Velma is survived by her daughters Linda L. Stoodt and Pamela L. (Larry) Evans; grandchildren Michael A. Strohminger, Amy L. (Mike) Kitts, Morgan E. (Aaron) Garrett, and Ross C. (Heather) Evans; great grandchildren Katy S. (Rob) Lang, Laura M. (Jason) Smith, Michael R. Kitts (Shawna Hunt) and Evan and Alyssa Garrett; great great grandchildren James and Ellorie Lang; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her incredible husband of 56 years, Elery Carpenter; eight siblings (five sisters and three brothers), and her son-in-law, Phil Stoodt.

Private graveside services will be held in Mansfield Memorial Park.  The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is assisting the Carpenter family with services.

Velma’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Haus, Tammy Tinkey, and Hospice of North Central Ohio.

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  • I’m already missing the talks and taking care of Velma… she was a fighter and a wonderful lady… we had some good talks and laughter… it was an honor to be with her on her journey…. I have known the family for at least 20 years…Her family is amazing and wonderful…

  • She will always have a place in my heart ❤️. There is so many things we talked about during our salon visits (over 30 years) . It’s a blessing to do beautify people when the are at their best and believe it or not it’s also a blessing to do their hair in hard times too . Velma was strong , witty , caring and she LOVED her family !!! I am so sorry for your loss , prayers for comfort

  • Linda and Pam and families,

    I send my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. She was such a pretty, sweet lady. I lost my Mom (who also lived in the house on Avalon right after your folks) six years ago and the loss is still as fresh as it was then. Hang tightly onto your wonderful memories.

  • So sorry about the loss of your mom. She could be a hoot and she showed some spunk at times. Loved watching her interaction with her “boyfriend” during her office visits. You took great care of her and she was well loved. Hugs to you all – DB

  • Dear Linda and Pam,
    This marks the end of an era. All the Stewart siblings are gone. I remember my aunt from so many years ago with much love and kindness. I even remember her before her marriage to your father. We’ll talk soon and blessings during the coming days.

  • My heart breaks for you all. I was blessed to know her even as briefly as I did. She really was a blessing to me personally. We talked quite a few times and it was funny that I remember her tone more than anything. It was the tone of someone who loved her life and it came through so strongly. My prayers are with you all and I’m thankful that our paths crossed.

  • Dear Linda, Amy, and Mike,

    I was saddened to hear of your beloved “Meme’s” passing. There are no adequate words at a time like this, but please know how sorry I am for your loss. It’s clear she was a very special mother and grandmother – someone you could confide in, rely on, and share the joys in life with. As much as she will be missed, I hope your fond memories and beautiful photos will be a comfort to you in the difficult days ahead. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs, with much love always.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Beth (Poffenbaugh) Avila & family