Shirley Carpenter

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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