Jonah Carpenter
1935 - 2020
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Jonah Carpenter

Middletown - age 85, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away November 12, 2020. He was born to Bessie Smith Carpenter and Jessie Carpenter in Clay County, Kentucky on June 30, 1935. Jonah is preceded in death by his parents, six siblings and his son Christopher. He is survived by his wife, Cherri Worrell Carpenter, daughter Amy Struharik (Stephen) and grandson, Nathaniel Struharik. Jonah served in the Army as an instructor at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He graduated from Cumberland College and Eastern Kentucky University and was an educator for more than 40 years. He loved volunteering which included 30 years of service at the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House. Watching University of Kentucky basketball and listening to gospel music were two favorite pastimes. One of his greatest joys was being called "Pop-Pop" by his grandson. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Please visit to send an online condolence. Memorial donations may be made to the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House, 341 Erkenbrecher Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45229.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
We will miss Jonah's conversation and Jokes when we entered the Kroger Marketplace. To the family you have our deepest sympathy. May God bless you and keep you. Elmon W. and Wilhelmina Prier and Family.
Wilhelmina Prier
November 22, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed trading jokes with Jonah. I admired him and his life.
Les Robinson
November 21, 2020
Cherri and Amy and family, I am saddened to hear about the passing if Jonah. I am praying for you. You have my sympathy.
Debra Howard Collins
November 19, 2020
Mr. Carpenter was My 5th Grade Teacher at McKinley Elementary. I use to Always run into him thru out the years at the Towne Mall Sitting back over by Sears. The last time I seen him was at Kroger on Towne Blvd. As the Greeter. I made sure to always make it a Point to talk to him. Saddens me to hear of his passing. My Condolences to his Family.
Amanda Wells
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