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“Ed, Terry and family, we were so sorry to hear about Betty's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Don Carpenter, Ella...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Donald Carpenter - Inverness, FL

“Terry/Rose,My condolences. I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Mike Haines - Morgantown, WV

“To Eddie and Terry and the family of Betty,,,My memories of her will I cherish, a reflection of my days with her will remain with me always. "Charity...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Wilt - Fairmont, WV

“Terry, We send our sympathy to you and your family in Your mother's death. May God give you comfort and peace. Sorry we are still out of town, you...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Dorothy Saunders - Worthington, WV

“My deepest sympathy to the family ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Diana Wilt (Anderson)

“Some of my most cherished Thanksgiving and Christmas memories were held in Grandma Carpenter's (as we knew her) beautiful home. I will hold the...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Cynthia Wilt Dean - Fairmont, WV

“Ed and Terry: I'm sorry I won't be in town this week. I have many fond thoughts of your parents and their friendship with my parents and their...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Gene Weaver - White Hall, WV

“Dear Aunt BettyI am so glad I spoke to you a few months ago....it was a good conversation as we shared wonderful memories. Uncle Paul made me laugh...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Rowley - La Quinta, CA

“Many many fond childhood memories from days past with all the cousins playing together at your house. I still miss that infectious laugh of Uncle...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: James Lynn Wilt - Parkersburg, WV

“My sincere condolence to Ed and the entire family. I pray that God will give you strength to get through this difficult time. Bob & Maureen ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Bob Whitehair - Harrisville, WV

“Ed, Sorry for your loss and just take life one day at a time, keep your faith and you will get thru this. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Joe Guth - Pennsboro, WV

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Vicki Nichols - Fairmont, WV


Betty Jane Carpenter, 92, of Fairmont passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 a Pleasant Acres Christian Haven. She was born in Marion County on September 20, 1922 a daughter of the late Glen Wilt and Anna Lula Hall Wilt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edward Carpenter, Sr. on September 21, 1988.
She worked for City National and Lowndes Banks. She retired with 20 years of service for Nationwide Insurance Company where she was the secretary for the Regional Manager in Bridgeport.
She was a loyal member of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ. In her younger years she played softball with her company teams. Betty was a talented bowler in many leagues at Fairmont Bowling Center. She was President and held many offices with the Fairmont Bowlers Association.
She is survived by her two sons Paul "Ed" Carpenter and his wife Eleanor of Florida and Terry Carpenter and his wife Rose of Fairmont; a cousin who she raised as her daughter Ruth Wilt; four grandchildren Michael Carpenter; Pamela "Pam" Carpenter, Stephen Carpenter and his wife Ashley and Priscilla McClain and her husband Darin; three great grandchildren Shelby Carpenter, Ryan Carpenter, and Tyler Carpenter, and several very special nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband Betty was preceded in death by two brothers Lawrence Wilt and James Wilt; one cousin who she raised as her daughter Jenny and one grandson Ronnie Carpenter.
Friends may call at the Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m.
The Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. with Evangelist Brent Gallagher officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be left for the Carpenter family at www.carpenterandford.com

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