Ashley Nicole Hope Carpenter and David John Ernest Carpenter-Kohler|
Ashley (18) and David (14) passed away suddenly following a horrible incident on December 31, 2013.
Ashley was a senior at Barberton High School where she worked hard to stay on track for graduation in May. Ashley was very active in the high school band.
David attended Barberton Middle School, where he was in the 8th grade. He also worked hard in school and was a member of the band.
Both Ashley and David enjoyed hanging out with friends, laughing, listening to music, playing video games and football. They were wonderful children and did anything they could to help out everyone.
Ashley and David are preceded in death by their Grandfather, Butch Kohler; Great-Grandparents, John and Mildred Szitas; Great Grandfather, Alvin Ernest Riffle; and Aunt, Francis Riffle Mitchell.
Ashley and David are survived by their mother, Leiha Carpenter; Father, John Kohler; Grandmother, Patricia Riffle-Carpenter; Siblings, Russell Kohler, Amber (Miles) McClure, Amanda Stephens, Brittany Stephens and Tabbie Campbell; Grandfather, Charles Carpenter; Grandmother, Edith Greathouse; Grandfather, Jim Mitchell; Uncles, Anthony (Nicole) Carpenter, Jeffery (Brandi) Carpenter, Jason Carpenter, Josh (Megan) Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell, Sean Carpenter, Brandon Carpenter; Aunt, Carla Carpenter; Nephew, Isaiah McClure; and numerous other family and friends.
The family would also like to send thanks to special friends of Ashley and David, Mark Szilagyi, Ashley's fiancé, thank you for loving and taking care of our Ashley. You meant the world to her and it was very clear she loved you with everything she was. Mariah White, Drew Berlin, Taylor Carpenter, Kaylee Adams, and all of the BHS band members thank you for supporting and loving Ashley like you all did. They would also like to thank Marco Fuentes, Chris Sickles and Jack Smith for supporting David with everything they did.
A special thanks to Mr. Dan Fly and Barberton City Schools for all their support both before and after this incident.
And again a special thanks to Haleina Pouncey for all the support and guidance through all of this. Ashley and David loved you very much.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Apostolic Church, 1717 Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (St. Rt. 619), Barberton, OH 44203. Pastor Paul J. Pamer and Pastor Bobby Webb will officiate. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at Apostolic Church.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 6, 2014