Frances “Jinx” Carpenter, age 89, of Rutherfordton, passed away July 4, 2013.
A native of Fairmont, IN, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Elizabeth Yell Keesling. Frances was a retired letter carrier and a WWII US Marine veteran.
She delivered Meals on Wheels and taught basket making at the Senior Center. In 2005 she was honored as the oldest female Marine in Rutherford County.
She is survived by five sons, Forest Carpenter (Pamela), Bruce Carpenter (Donna), Scott Carpenter, Grady Paul Carpenter (Christine), Ward Carpenter (Lisa); two daughters, Molly Carpenter and Jami Ruppe (Dennis); eight grandchildren, Forest Carpenter Jr. (Kim), Caitlyn Carpenter, Thaddeus Carpenter, Matthis Carpenter (Olga), Melissa Faye Carpenter, Philip Carpenter (Liz), Bruce Carpenter Jr. (Christina), Sister Bernadette; and eight great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, John Armand Carpenter and Joseph Mark Carpenter.
No services are planned at this time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043, or Meals on Wheels, Rutherford County Senior Center. 193 Callahan Koon Road, Suite 132, Spindale, NC 28160.
Crowe’s Mortuary is serving the family.