Genola I. Carpenter

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Genola I. Carpenter

COLUMBIA, SC: Genola Irene (Huston) Carpenter, 94, of Columbia, SC and formerly of West Lafayette, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 30, 2011. Born July 25, 1917 in West Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late William Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Adams) Huston.

On February 19, 1936, she married John L. Carpenter who preceded her in death on August 21, 1975. Genola was the last Charter member of the West Lafayette Church of the Nazarene and a lifetime member. She loved her church, traveling, jigsaw puzzles and playing Scrabble. She and her late husband were caretakers of the Nazarene Campgrounds in Columbus, Ohio until 1975.

Surviving family members are a son Jack (Pat) Carpenter, daughter Thelma C. (Steve) Moffett; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one step-grandson, four step-great-grandchildren; sister Harvilla Wells of Newark, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, and her last surviving cousin Doris Mae Colton.

Genola was preceded in death by daughter Sarah Jane Earles; granddaughter Carole Everhart; four brothers Ernest Adams, Frank Huston, Paul Huston, Hubert Huston; half-siblings Lillian Underwood, Leah Tice, Mary, Alvin Huston.

A Celebration of her life will be held at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the Free Funeral Home, Coshocton, Ohio with grandson Rev. Berry Whitt and son-in-law Chaplain LTC Gerald Earles (USA Ret) officiating. Interment will follow at Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette.

Relatives and friends will be received from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at the Free Funeral Home.

Memoriums may be made to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, c/o The Church of the Nazarene Foundation, 13795 South Murlen, Suite 101, Olathe, Kansas 66062. Envelopes are available at the Free Funeral Home. The online guestbook may be signed at

Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Nov. 1, 2011
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