Shirley Carpenter

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January 2nd

Shirley Carpenter, 89, of Syracuse passed away on January 2, 2018 at Millers Merry Manor in Syracuse.  She was born on January 26, 1928 in Syracuse to Merwood & Ola (Garrison) Ketring.  On September 7, 1946 she married Chester “Bud” Carpenter who preceded her in 1981.  She was a lifelong area resident.  She was a homemaker as well as a receptionist for RTI Transport.  She was active in Boy scouts as a den mother, Girl Scouts, and PTA.  She is survived by her son – Gregg (Sally) Carpenter of North Webster.  Grandchildren – Dorian (Anita) Carpenter of Cromwell, Travis Carpenter of Goshen, Rachell Carpenter of North Webster, Keith (Melinda) Galloway of Georgetown, IN, Mathew, Jonathan, and Adam Norris all of South Bend.  Great-grandchildren – Paizlee Carpenter, and Kaleb Galloway.  She was also preceded by her daughter Debora in 1990.  A memorial service for Shirley will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 2-4 PM at the Syracuse Eagles.  Private family interment will be at the Violet cemetery at a later date.

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