Joan P. Carpenter, 82, of Meadville died Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Meadville Medical Center. She was born September 16, 1936 in Bradford, PA a daughter of Carl and Grace Eggleston Andrews. She had been married to Louis H. Carpenter, Jr. and he preceded her in death November 7, 2015.
She was a 1955 graduate of Randolph High School and worked as an operator with Bell Telephone Co. She was a former member of Lyona Bible Church and had attended New Beginnings Church of God. She was a member of the Pioneers (a Bell Telephone Group) and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking.
She is survived by a son, Randy L. Carpenter (Penny) of New Castle; a daughter, Gloria McNamara (Bret) of Meadville; six grandchildren, Craig, Kyle, Sean, Keri, Mandi and Stacey; eleven great grandchildren; a sister, Iva Lou (Tootie) Vecillio of Nashville, TN; a twin brother, John Andrews (Mary) of Meadville and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Jane Andrews.
Calling hours will be Thursday, July 11th from 4-7 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville. The funeral and committal service will be Friday, July 12th at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Philip Torre, officiating.
Interment will be in North Richmond Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, 112 Washington Place #1520, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, Meadville, PA 16335 or the Wesbury Foundation, 31 N. Park Avenue, Meadville, PA 16335.
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American Diabetes Association
112 Washington Place #1520, Pittsburgh PA 15219
New Beginnings Church of God
13226 Leslie Road, Meadville PA 16335
The Wesbury Foundation
31 N. Park Avenue, Meadville PA 16335