Passing of Louise M. Carpenter, 84, of Ellisburg, PA

Louise M. Carpenter, 84, of Ellisburg, PA, died Thursday, December 22, 2011 in her home surrounded by her family.

Born September 15, 1927, in Shippenville, PA, she was the daughter of  James F. and Annie E. Clark Milliron. On March 30, 1946, in Urbana, NY, she married Calvin R. “Bud” Carpenter, who predeceased her in 1996.

She was a graduate of Genesee High School, where she was a cheerleader.  A mother and homemaker, she operated a catering service for many years and served as a volunteer at Sweden Valley Manor.  She was a former member of the Ellisburg Union Church, where she served as church secretary, treasurer, Sunday school teacher, trustee, and faithful kitchen coordinator.  She was a current member of the West Union Mennonite Church.  Louise enjoyed cooking, gardening, hunting, and was an avid sports fan.  She loved her family and friends and she worshipped, praised, and adored her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and served as a faithful prayer warrior, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Surviving are:  three sons, James Calvin (Jolene) Carpenter of Jersey Shore, PA, William Richard (Patricia) Carpenter of Forest Hill, MD, and David Clyde (Abby) Carpenter of Uniontown, OH;  two daughters, Lois Ann (Robert) Walters of Ellisburg and Ella Loraine (Thomas) James of Stafford Springs, CT;  14 grandchildren;  25 great-grandchildren;  three brothers, James W. Milliron of Warner Robbins, GA, Joseph F. Milliron of Tucson, AZ, and Thomas W. Milliron of Horseheads, NY;  nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

Funeral Services will be held on 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the West Union Mennonite Church, 1459 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877.  Visitation will precede the funeral from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.  Her son-in-law, Pastor Robert Walters, will officiate.  Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Union Mennonite Church, 1459 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877 or Potter County Hospice, c/o Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.


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