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Alice E. Carpenter


AVON-Alice E. Carpenter, 99, Avon, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at 9:40 p.m. at the Prairie City Nursing and Rehab Center in Prairie City.
She was born April 18, 1910, in Galesburg, the daughter of Adolph and Lydia (Sward) Johnson. She married Everett G. Carpenter Oct. 27, 1934, in Monmouth. He preceded her in death July 14, 1987.
She is survived by one son, Charles (Sharon) Carpenter, Chanute, Kan.; one daughter, Karen (Hollister) Douglass, Avon; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and two stepgreat-granddaughters.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
Alice was reared in Knox County and had lived most of her life in the rural London Mills area where she and her husband farmed. She taught in one room school houses in the area and surrounding counties. She gave private piano lessons. She was a music teacher in London Mills, then taught in Avon, St. Augustine, Lincoln and Greenbush. She taught at Lincoln, Greenbush and Avon for a total of over 30 years.
She was member of the Avon United Methodist Church, the Ladies Republican Club, Retired Teacher Organization, Portia Club and Woman's Club of London Mills.
Services were held Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at the Corman Memorial Home in Avon.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ellisville Township.
Memorials may be made to the Avon United Methodist Church or the music department of the Avon School District.
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