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Obituaries

March 19, 2014

A. Genevieve Carpenter

A. Genevieve Carpenter, 92, of Bunner Ridge Community, formerly of Hopewell Road Community, passed away peacefully Sunday (March 16, 2014) at her residence.

She was born Oct. 21, 1921, in Fairmont, a daughter of the late James Ernest and Ella Summers Reese.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Warren “Dickie” Carpenter, who passed away in 1962, and whom she married July 19, 1947.

Mrs. Carpenter was a registered nurse with 45 years of service, employed at Fairmont General Hospital and later retiring from the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg. She proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II from March 1944 until February 1946 as an Army nurse with the rank of first lieutenant in the 155th General Hospital. She was Methodist by faith.

Survivors include her son, William “Bill” Oliver Carpenter and his wife Terry of Fairmont; three daughters, Sharon Hamrick Collins and her husband George, Debra Dunham and her husband Robert, and Kathi Cleavenger Summers, all of Fairmont; her grandchildren, Tommy Insani, Michele Carpenter Zimmerman and her husband Travis, Bill Carpenter Jr. and his wife Mandy, Lary Cleavenger and his wife Erin, and James Summers and his companion Amanda Hawkinberry; step-grandchildren, Kyle Collins and his companion Tiffany Stevenski, Shane “Buck” Collins and Shelby Rebrook; great-grandchildren, Myles Carpenter and Abigail Zimmerman; and step-great-grandchild, Tristan Collins.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her six brothers, Lawrence, Kenneth, Chester, Thomas, James and John Reese; and her sister, Florence Stansberry. She was the last surviving child of James Ernest and Ella Summers Reese.

The family has entrusted Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia St., Fairmont, with funeral arrangements. Visitation will be held in the funeral home from 1-8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday. The funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Jim Zinn officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Zion Cemetery & Mausoleum, next to her husband.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.

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