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Juanita Carpenter

November 29, 1928 — February 1, 2015

Juanita Jean Carpenter, age 86, of Independence, Kansas passed away Sunday February 1, 2015 at the Wilson Medical Center in Neodesha, Kansas.

Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.

Visitation hours will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.

The family has suggested memorials to FORPAZ or the Alzheimer's Association and contributions may be left at the Potts Chapel in Independence, Kansas.

Juanita Jean (Marler) Carpenter was born November 29, 1928 in Neodesha, Kansas the daughter of Robert A. and Nellie (Johnson) Marler. She grew up in Neodesha, Kansas where she attended grade school and junior high, before graduating from Neodesha High School in 1946, thus becoming the first Marler to accomplish this milestone.

She was united in marriage to James Kyle Carpenter for over 65 years and he survives of the home. Juanita worked for Independence U.S.D. 446 in Administration for 29 years before retiring in 1990, when she remained very active in Bridge Club, Red Hat Society, Birthday Club and 60 Club. Her amazing creativity became obvious from her involvement in the Neewollah productions for several years, along with launching "The Waggin' Tongue" newsletter as author and publisher, while watching it span across the globe. All this while managing to become an accomplished knitter and crocheter in what little spare time she could find.

Juanita truly loved communicating with her friends all over the world, but her primary passion was spending time with her family, and her sons friends and neighborhood kids, where she earned the nickname "The Mom".

Survivors include four sons Michael Alan Carpenter of Grove, Oklahoma; Stephen Craig and wife Rebecca of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; Jeffrey Kyle Carpenter of Independence, Kansas;
and Josh Nelson Carpenter of Leawood, Kansas; one sister Leona Foster of Independence, Kansas; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Ivan Marler at birth.


Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Friday, February 6, 2015


Potts Chapel
122 South Penn Ave.
Independence, KS  67301
Saturday, February 7, 2015

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Independence, KS  67301
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