Mount Vernon News
  • Juanita ‘Nene’ Carpenter

  • April 12, 2010

MILTONSBURG — Juanita Mary “Nene” Carpenter, 85, of Miltonsburg, Ohio, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday. April 9, 2010, at the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, W.Va.

She was born Nov. 2, 1924, in Monroe County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Adam and Letha (Carrick) Miller. Juanita lived in Mount Vernon for many years with her husband, “Tootie.”

Having no children of her own, she loved spending time with her nieces and nephews of each generation. She had one very special great-great-nephew whom she loved spending time with, Coleman Ritchie. They spent a lot of time together looking at books and sharing snacks. She loved playing cards, feeding the birds, and endless hours in her recliner completing word searches.

Mrs. Carpenter was preceded in death by her husband, Edward M. Carpenter; one sister, Geneva (Virgil) Carpenter; and five brothers, Glenn (Myrtle) Miller, Kenneth (Evelou) Miller, Harold (Deveda) Miller, Hubert Miller and Burdette (Marie) Miller; brothers-in-law, Elmer, Irvin and Robert Carpenter; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Jake) McCleary, Viola (Thomas) Robinson, Mary Ann (Gene) Davis.

She is survived by niece, Brenda (Michael) Luyster of Miltonsburg; nephew, Gary (Deborah) Carpenter of Mount Vernon; brother-in-law, Neil (Barb) Carpenter; sisters-in-laws Judy Clevenger, Geraldine Carpenter, Mary Carpenter and Nora Carpenter; great-niece, Marci (Adam) Ritchie, whom she lived with; great-nephews, Shaun Hayes, Jeremy Luyster and Danny Carpenter; and many more nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, Ohio. Wayne Clark will be officiating. Interment in the Calais Cemetery Calais, Ohio.

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