Mary F. Carpenter, 90

Mary F. Carpenter, 90, a lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away at 4:07 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne.  She was born on Aug. 12, 1929, in Wabash, to the late Hubert and Lenore (King) Miller. 

Mary was a 1947 graduate from Wabash High School. She married Lacy Carpenter on July 26, 1947.  He passed away on Dec. 10, 2016.  Mary worked for many years at the City Meat Market.  Mary loved sewing and quilting.  She also loved playing cards, especially euchre. 

Mary is survived by two daughters, Dianne (Craig) Pankop, of Seneca, S.C. and Janice (Chris) Perkins of Council Bluffs, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Scott France, Brandon France, Ashley Pankop, Travis Carpenter, Courtney Steagall, Shelby Hirshburg, Joseph Perkins and Sydney James; 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Mary was preceded in death by one son, Terry Carpenter; one daughter, Karen France and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue,

Wabash with Pastor David Phillips as the officiant.  Burial will follow at Falls Cemetery in Wabash. 

Visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to the funeral service starting at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Meals on Wheels, 123 W. Hill Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2020 Jan 14