Mary Lou Carpenter, 86

Mary Lou Carpenter, 86, of Wabash, died at 9:47 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at Wellbrooke of Wabash.  She was born Sept. 17, 1933 in Shoals to Glenn and Hazel (Stackhouse) Allegree.

Mary Lou was a 1951 graduate of Linlawn High School. She married Jack Carpenter in Wabash on May 27, 1966; he died Jan. 9, 1998. She worked as a supervisor at US Gypsum in Wabash, retiring in 1996, and also worked 8 years at the Veterans Service Office in Wabash. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, and also the Wabash VFW and American Legion Auxilaries. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and working puzzles. 

She is survived by three children, Gary (Margaret) Eltzroth of Evansville, Jane (Dave) Wagmer of Wabash, and Kathy (Gene) Hunter of Dalzell, S.C.; six grandchildren, Noah (Jennifer) Eltzroth of Louisville, Ky., Gabe Eltzroth of New Albany, Mary (Joseph) McKenzie and Jo (Will) Guthrie, both of Wabash, Amber Hunter of Sumter, S.C., and Aaron Hunter of Dalzell, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren, Mason Hunter of Sumter, , Ellen McKenzie, Brayden McKenzie, Caden Guthrie, and Lyla Guthrie, all of Wabash.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Joe Michael Eltzroth; brother, Larry Allegree; and her sister, Billie Ann Munson.

All arrangements are private. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

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Posted on 2020 May 07