Rita Ada Carpenter


Rita was born on Jan. 6, 1938 to Lester and Florence (Holman) Buchan. She was the youngest of nine children.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Peter Buchan, Mary Alice (Harold) Glauch, Margaret (Ivan) Ivanchich, Patricia (Joe) Toomey and Norman (Karen) Buchan.
She is survived by siblings, Pauline (Dick) Zoulek, Bernice (Martin) Ghastin and Dick (Jean) Buchan.
She married Carl W. Carpenter on Aug. 27, 1955. Together they had seven children.
Rita enjoyed gardening, fishing, birds and camping. Rita retired from J.C. Penny after many years of service in the catalog department.
She is survived by her husband, Carl; and all her children, Gene Carpenter, Jim (Janet) Carpenter, Jerry (Sue) Carpenter, Pat Crain, Al Carpenter, Cathy (Kris) Wakeman and Julie (Mike) Payne. She was blessed with 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Rita was cremated in Florida in February. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mapleton. A rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m., with visitation following until the the time of service. A luncheon will follow the burial.
Published on June 12, 2019
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Sally Weglinski
Jun 13, 2019
Rest in peace Aunt Rita. I miss seeing your “likes” and comments on Facebook. 🙏❤️