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Lois Ruth (Jump) Carpenter

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Carpenter Lois Ruth Carpenter (nee Jump) died peacefully in the company of her family in Dublin, OH, on May 16, 2017 at the venerable age of 91. Lois is survived by her sister, Ruby Ann Waller of Mentor, OH; son, David William Carpenter and his wife Kathryn (Kathy) Haigh Carpenter of Richmond, VA, and daughter, Beth Ann Boswell of New York City; grandsons, Andrew Craig Carpenter, John David (Jack) Carpenter and William James Baker. She is preceded in death by her husband William George Carpenter originally of Cadiz, OH, parents Warren Jehu Jump and Frieda Marie Murphy of Monroeville, OH, infant children David and Mary Carpenter, siblings Betty Jane Keller, Max Leroy Jump, Warren Lynn Jump and Jehu Forder Jump. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, but spent her childhood in Monroeville where she graduated from HS in 1941 at 16. She attended Capital University and then White Cross Nursing School in Columbus earning her "cap" in 1944. Lois was a modern woman who followed her own path, working on a Native American reservation in CA and establishing her career before marrying her soulmate Bill at 31. Lois had a life-long dedication to giving back through medicine and was an inaugural participant in the Nurses' Health Study, which has provided invaluable information on women's health. Travel was an integral part of her life. Her favorite trip was a home-stay with an Irish family. She backpacked through Chile, volunteered in Costa Rica and hiked the Italian Alps. She even survived a maritime accident in the Greek Islands, where she was pulled from the sea by fishermen after her ship sank. Lois had a 5-decades-long passion for genealogy and recently discovered a direct family link to the 1630 Winthrope Fleet of pilgrims that landed in MA. She often spoke of the importance of obituaries in genealogy and it was her hope that her own obit could aid a researcher. Lois generously gave her time and support to groups including PTA, Garden Club, Mount Carmel and Riverside Hospitals and North Broadway United Methodist Church. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of the life of Lois Carpenter on June 24 from 1-3 p.m. at the North Convocation Center, Friendship Village of Dublin, 6000 Riverside Dr. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank https://www.midohiofoodbank.org or the www.arthritis.org. The family would like to extend their personal and heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers and staff of Friendship Village for their love and support.

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 4, 2017
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