JOYCE R. CARPENTER CEDAR LAKE, IN Joyce R. Carpenter, age 80, of Cedar Lake went home to be with the Lord on December 18, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Cindi Blandford; son in law, Joseph Blandford; granddaughters: Anneitta, Jennievee, Jessicca, and Allissa Blandford; sister in laws: Shirley, Laura, and Evelyn Carpenter; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded into heaven by her husband, Robert Carpenter. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at the Burdan Funeral Home, 12901 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake, IN. Services will be held Wednesday, December 22 at 10:00 AM with Harry Beamer officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery in Schererville, IN. Joyce taught third grade at Kolling elementary school for 32 years. She was an avid fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder and gave many presentations all over the country to share Laura stories. Joyce was a member of Community Bible Church in Cedar Lake. Joyce lived a fabulous life and touched the hearts of many with her music, her artistic abilities, her woodcarvings, the marvelous memories of a life filled with love for her family and her passion for the Lord. www.burdanfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Times on Dec. 20, 2010