Gladys Carpenter

Saturday, March 24, 2007

BELL CITY, Mo. -- Gladys M. Carpenter, 82, of Bell City died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was born March 31, 1924, in Treat, Ark., daughter of Louis H. and Norma Ross Gunter. She and Raymond C. Carpenter were married July 20, 1942, in Dover, Ark. He died March 2, 2005.

Carpenter was a life member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include six sons, Carl Carpenter of Morley, Mo., Floyd Carpenter of Kevil, Ky., Euel, Larry and Randy Carpenter of Bell City, Jerry Carpenter of Advance, Mo.; three daughters, Shirley Kelley of Wickliffe, Ky., Connie Wyrick of Chambersburg, Pa., Denise Long of Bell City; a brother, Jesse Gunter of Dover; two sisters, Christine Robbins of Lamar, Ark., Imogene Barth of Sacramento, Calif.; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the chapel, with Bill Bradley and Woodrow Phillips officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery near Bell City.