Joy Carpenter

Joy Carpenter of Reed City passed away Friday March 22, 2013 at her home in Richmond Township. She was 76.

Mrs. Carpenter was born July 13, 1936 in Evansville, Indiana to Wallace W. and Froy Mae (Erwin) Minnick. She graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1955. Joy married Gary R. Carpenter November 20, 1964 in Lompoc, California. She was a retired bank teller from Old Kent Bank in Kalamazoo where she had worked some ten years. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the First Baptist Church in Evart.

Her husband, Gary R. Carpenter of Reed City, 4 daughters, Kathy (Mike) Howard of Springfield, MO, Caryn (Karl) Christensen of San Diego, CA, Julia (Terry) Sack of Big Rapids, MI, Audra (Mark) Ploegstra of Grant, MI, son Brian (Sandi) Carpenter of Sanford, MI, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandson Isaiah Ploegstra, , 2 sisters, Helen Henneberry of Las Vegas, NV, Pat Tomlin of Houston, TX, brother Wayne Minnick of Las Vegas, NV survive her. Joy’s parents preceded her in death.

Funeral services for Joy Carpenter are 11:00am Tuesday March 26th at the First Baptist Church in Evart with Rev. Ryan Beilfuss officiating. Visitation is 1pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm Monday March 25th at the church. Internment will be in Hungerford Cemetery.