Lydia M. Carpenter, 67, of Clifton, died Friday (Dec. 30, 2011) at her home following a lengthy illness. At her request, cremation rites have been accorded by Knapp Funeral Home, of Clifton. There will be no services or visitation. Inurnment will take place at a later date. The Knapp Funeral Home, of Clifton, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Carpenter was born Oct. 25, 1944, in Puerto Rico, the daughter of Herbert and Lydia Salichs Harback. She was an administrator at Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee, retiring after 35 years of service. She was a registered nurse and had a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She loved all animals and enjoyed trips to Florida and watching sports on television, especially auto racing.
Survivors include her husband, Ira J. Carpenter, whom she married Aug. 29, 1986, in Blytheville, Ark.; one stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Randy and Linda Carpenter, of Kankakee; one sister, Neisa Dawson, of Charlottesville, Va.; one brother and sister-in-law, Herb and Laura Harback, of Keswick, Va. one niece, Andrea Dawson, of Charlottesville; two nephews, Matt Harback, of Keswick and David (Willie) Harback, of Bristol, Va. Her parents are deceased.
Please sign her guest book at knappfuneralhomes.com. (Pd.)
Source: The Daily Journal - January 3, 2012
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