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Born: Fri., Dec. 26, 1952
Died: Tue., Feb. 9, 2010

Funeral Service

Fri., Feb. 12, 2010

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Ronald Dale Carpenter, age 57, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at Miller's Merry Manor, Inc. Columbia City. Born on December 26, 1952 in Columbia City, he was the son of Richard E. Carpenter and Juanita J. (Henline) Carpenter.

A lifetime resident of Columbia City, he graduated from Columbia City Joint High School with the Class of 1971. Ron's mother, Juanita Jean (Henline) Carpenter was certified in 1979 as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), making Ron a direct descendant of Captain Joel Loomis who served in the American Revolution. Captain Loomis' discharge papers included the personal thank you of General George Washington. On September 12, 2009, he married Gwendolene "Bethie" Johnson. He was an active member of the Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417 where he served as secretary from 1990-1997. He received the Elk of the Year Award in 1993-1994.

Survivors include his wife, Gwendolene I. "Bethie" Carpenter of Columbia City, IN; father, Richard E. Carpenter of Columbia City, IN; 2 brothers, Ricky Alan (Nanci) Carpenter of Oviedo, FL and Rex L. Carpenter of Columbia City, IN; 1 sister, Karla May Jordan of Westminster, CO; and 5 nieces and 5 nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Jean Carpenter on April 7, 2002.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2010 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN with the funeral service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Pastor James Clifford of Laud Christian Church officiating, burial to follow at Nolt Cemetery. Memorials may be given in memory of Mr. Carpenter to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Please visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.

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Randy Grimes
   Posted Tue February 09, 2010
To the Entire Carpenter Family;

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Randy Grimes and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home

Nanci Carpenter
   Posted Tue February 09, 2010
Bethie: As Rick & I grieve the loss of his brother, I know you are hurting, too. Although you have only been my sister-in-law since September, as the newest Carpenter family member, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very trying time. - Nanci

Regan Feist
   Posted Wed February 10, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was a great guy. We dated in high school and became friends. He was always upbeat and cheery despite his handicap. I have fond memories of him. I remember most, laughing a lot when he was around. He had a great sence of humor. He will be missed.

Christina Jones & Family
   Posted Thu February 11, 2010
As the Carpenter family goes through this time of grief know that you are all in our prayers. Bethie you were married to a great guy that had a special sense of humor to him. We had some fun times at Millers. Just know that I am thinking of you and all the family at this time. I'm sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our prayers. Ron is in a better and happier place now doing all the things he was unable to do before. May God bless all of you and walk beside you in your time of grief, Ron will be greatly missed.

   Posted Thu February 11, 2010

Danny & Stephanie Krider
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dick Krider
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss.

Marvin Thomas
   Posted Fri February 12, 2010
A great friend who I loved like a brother, Ron I will miss you. All my thoughts and prayers will be with the Carpenter Family. God Bless!

Thad and Luann Coverstone
   Posted Mon February 15, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family has a special place in our hearts, know that we are thinking of you. Ron was a special guy, with a great sense of humor-we know he will be missed by all who knew him.
Know that he is no longer suffering and is whole again. Love and prayers, Thad and LuAnn

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