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CARPENTER, Marion Allen

Source: The Fountain County Neighbor, November 8, 2006, pg A3
MELLOTT — Marion A. (Allen) Carpenter, 95, formerly of rural Veedersburg, near Mellott, and had been residing in The Waters of Covington, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 in The Waters of Covington. She was born Feb. 15, 1911 in Michigan City, the daughter of William and Mayme (Moyer) Allen. She married Donald W. Carpenter Feb. 10, 1934 in Michigan City. He preceded in death June 5, 1976. She was raised in LaPorte, graduating from LaPorte High School in 1930. She had resided in the Mellott area since 1934 where she farmed and helped operate a dairy with her husband for many years. She was an active member of the Mellott United Church of Christ and member of the Faithful Gleaners Sunday School Class and Women's Guild. She was a 68-year member of the Fern Chapter #194 Order of the Eastern Star, Mellott Sewing Club and Mellott Bunco Club. She collected teddy bears and still had her first one that she received in 1915. She loved animals of all kinds, especially cats and dogs. Her hobbies were sewing and crocheting. She had made over 150 Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls which she had given as gifts through the years. She also made in excess of 120 lap robes for various nursing homes and cut out over 2,000 squares for these and other lap robes. She was the last living charter member of the Mellott Sewing Club founded in 1935. Survivors include: a daughter, Barbara Wyhkoff, Hanover; a son, Daniel A. (Joanne) Carpenter, Veedersburg; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, George W. and William M. Allen. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Maus Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Pastors Richard Carty and Gary Johnson officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorial contributions are preferred to the Mellott United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be sent to – jlr
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