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Shirley J. Carpenter

Shirley J. Carpenter Obituary

Shirley J. Carpenter, 70, of Heathsville, Va., went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, after a lengthy illness.

She was born and raised in the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, the daughter of the late William J. Stephens and Frieda Whitesell Stephens.

She was a 1967 graduate of Coughlin High School and later from Empire Beauty School and was a licensed cosmetologist with a certificate as Teacher of Beauty Culture. She was employed for many years by Boscov's, Wilkes-Barre.

She was a loving wife to Walter Carpenter; mom to Karen Carpenter; and grandma to Helena and Kacey. She is also survived by her brother, Bill Stephens and his wife, Judith; sister, Cathy Regan and her husband, Jerome; and cousin, Pam Kozemko; and nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Smithland Baptist Church and a former member of East End PM Church and Westmoor Church of Christ. She loved the Lord and loved singing his praises in the church choir. She had a smile that would light up the room, a heart of gold and kindness to a fault.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Shirley's memorial service which will be held at noon Saturday in East End PM church, corner of Kidder and Laurel Street, Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Marty Garms, pastor, officiating. Shirley's family will receive family and friends from 11 a.m. until the time of the service in East End PM Church.

Memorial donations may be given in Shirley's memory to East End PM Church, 235 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

Services are in the care of Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains Twp.

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