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CARPENTER, Albert Earl: Died 1977


Posted By: Volunteer: Sherri
Date: 9/16/2020 at 18:16:16


Albert Earl Carpenter, age 79 years, 14 days, passed away quite unexpectedly at the Van Buren County Memorial Hospital at Keosauqua on Saturday, November 19, 1977 at 2:00 A.M.

He was born on November 5, 1898 to William S. and Lucy Pointer Carpenter at Moundville, Mo.

On November 4, 1919 he was united in marriage to Naomi Atkins in the Methodist Parsonage at Pulaski, Ia.

Earl Farmed for many years in and around the Milton and Cantril communities. In 1937 he and his family moved into Milton where he worked at the Wormhoudt Lumber Co. for four years. From there he moved to Lockridge, Iowa where he managed the United Lumber Co. for about 20 years and then when they closed the lumber yard there, he worked for a few years at the Cable Lumber Company in Fairfield, Iowa. In 1965 he retired and moved back to Milton and moved back to Milton and has worked at various work, mostly at the Service Stations and Guinn's Feed and Supply Store.

He was a member of the Milton Christian Church, the Amerian Legion Russell Strait Post No. 483 of Milton and a member of the Veterans of World War I of Fairfield, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Clyde of Joplin, Mo.; one sister, Goldie Wells of West Grove, Iowa; a son, A.E. Carpenter, Jr. in June of 1944 who was lost in the South Pacific while serving in the United States Armed Air Force in World War II also one grandson, Howard W. Epperly in 1945.

He is survived by his wife Naomi; one daughter, Clara Mae Wellborn of Milton; one sister Velma Wilson of Cantril; one granddaughter, Jeanne Baskett of Breckenridge, Mo.; two grandsons, Gary Epperly of Austin, Texas; and Larry Carpenter of Des Moines, Ia.; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors.

He was a very devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. he will be greatly missed by everyone.

Funeral services were held at the Milton Christian Church on Monday, November 21, 1977 with the Rev. Kenneth Campbell and Rev. Ed Kail officiating, at 2:00 P.M.

Burial was in the Milton Sunnyside Cemetery with full military rites.

Wellborn Funeral Home of Milton, assisted by the Priester Funeral Home of Bloomfield had charge of arrangements.

Source: "The Hazel Stafford Obituary Collection", Pg. 44, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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