MOUNT VERNON — Geraldine M. “Gerry” Carpenter, 81, of Mount Vernon passed peacefully on May 26, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Columbus.
She was born June 24, 1928, in Calais, Ohio, to the late William and Cecelia (Hunkler) Howiler. Gerry was a member of the Green Valley Southern Baptist Church. She was a faith-filled woman who enjoyed a life surrounded by loving family, neighbors and her church community. She was a down home cook, offering simple fare to all who stopped in.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Cheryl L. Summers of Columbus; granddaughter, Michelle (Chop) Barnett of New Albany; sister, Ruth Davis of Mount Vernon; brother, Jim (Juanita) Howiler of Newark; great-grandchildren, Samuel Owen Croswell, Elizabeth Anne Croswell, Shawn Michael Barnett; and many special in-laws and close nieces and nephews.
Gerry was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer J. Carpenter in 2004; three brothers, Paul, William and Marvin Howiler; and a sister, Mary Triplett.
Friends and family of Gerry M. Carpenter may call on Saturday from noon till 2 p.m. at the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, where funeral service will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Dan Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Following the burial, friends are invited to Green Valley Southern Baptist Church for a time of food and fellowship.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Green Valley Southern Baptist Church, 1680 Old Delaware Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or Unity in Community, 74 E. Wootring St., Delaware, OH 43015.
To express a condolence or share a memory with the Carpenter family, please visit www.dilleylasater.com.