Carpenter, Neoma

Written by David Green.

Neoma J. Carpenter, 88, of Montpelier, Ohio, died July 12, 2013,  at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio.

She was born May 1, 1925, in Hudson, Mich., to Clayton and Millie (Osmun) Hephner. She married DeArle L. Carpenter on Nov. 15, 1948, in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death on June 13, 1999.

Neoma is survived by a daughter, JoAnne (and Tony) Williams of Las Vegas, Nev.; three sons, Larry (and Diane) Carpenter of Reading, Mich., Lester L. Carpenter of Montpelier, Ohio, and Terry (and Cheryl Hutchins) Carpenter of Fremont, Ind.; a sister, Delores Deck of Pittsford, Mich.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Joseph Carpenter; and a brother, Francis Hephner.

Funeral services are planned at noon Tuesday, July 16, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. William VanValkenburg officiating. Interment will follow at Lime Creek Cemetery in Medina Township, Mich. Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial donations are suggested to the family.

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