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Jeffrey Carpenter


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Jeffrey Carpenter Obituary
Jeffrey Allan Carpenter, age 50, of Chicago, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 as the result of an aircraft accident on the Fox River near Ottawa. "I believe in a Universal Spirit that can only be experienced by living good and helping others, seeing their best and encouraging it." Cremation rites will be accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at Skydive Chicago at a later date. Gladfelter Funeral Home, Ottawa is handling arrangements. Jeffrey was born October 25, 1963 in Knoxville, TN, a son of E. Larry and Jeanne Carpenter. He married Audrey L. Carrera August 16, 1997 in Chicago. Surviving are his Beloved wife, Audrey of Chicago; his dog Taysa; a sister, Robyn Carpenter Shawkey of NC; a brother, Larry M. Carpenter of Texas; two nieces, Kathryn and Megan Shawkey of NC; a nephew, Ramin Chitsaz of Chicago; sister-in-law, Hedy Carrera of Morton Grove, IL and mother-in-law Piedad Carrera of Chicago. His parents preceded him in death. Jeffrey graduated from Webster University, St. Louis, MO with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. He was sales manager at Skydive Chicago, and owner and operator of Adrenaline Dance all in Ottawa, IL He was a member of the United States Parachute Association. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jeff Carpenter Memorial Fund c/o First State Bank, 1212 LaSalle St., Ottawa, IL 61350.
Published in Chicago Tribune on June 29, 2014
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