Donna Carpenter, 87

Donna Jean Carpenter, 87, of Wabash, died at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at Parkview Wabash Hospital. 

She was born April 29, 1930 in Wabash, to Durelle "Gus" and Vera (Meredith) Mather.

Donna was a 1948 graduate of Wabash High School. She retired from Halderman Farm Management where she had worked as a secretary in the office.  She had also worked in the offices at General Tire and Container Corporation, both in Wabash. She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church since 1944, the Woman's Clubhouse Association, and a member and volunteer at the Wabash County Historical Museum. She was a former member and past president of the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and Grandma's Fudge. She loved her cats.

She is survived by her son, Gary Carpenter of Colorado Springs, Colo., and sisters-in-law, Betty Mather and Phyllis Rogge, both of Wabash. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Donald and Jack Mather.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Haley Asberry officiating.  Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 5-7 pm Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is The Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Donna may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Oct 03