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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.



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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 6, 2014.
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January 1, 2019
Always in my heart love you two
Rose Fuentes
December 31, 2018
Miss you more and more every year. Thankful to have such an amazing angel watching over me!
Katy Christy
Classmate
January 6, 2018
Always thinking about you guys, love and miss you always
February 1, 2014
Rip David we miss you and believe it! - Isaiah racheck-
Isaiah racheck
February 1, 2014
David was my best friend and when I found out he died I was so upset for weeks I miss having him in school he was so funny rip David. And believe it! - Isaiah racheck -
isaiah racheck
January 13, 2014
Will always love you Ashley And David!!!!
Rose (Holt)Fuentes
January 10, 2014
Edith and family, My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all of you during this tragic time. Please try to remember that God is there for you if you will turn to Him for comfort. Words cannot express how much sorrow is in my heart for you at this time. Please know I love you and am here if you feel you ever need someone to talk to or anything else I can do. I love you dearly Edith. Vicky
Vicky Millhoff
January 9, 2014
Mrs. Flaker
January 8, 2014
You will be greatly missed Ashley & David, no one this young with such bright futures ahead of them deserves this. Nor anyone for that matter. We will all graduate in your honor this year. Fly high. <3
Kayley Holder
January 8, 2014
I did not know Ashley or David well, but I'm still saddened by the tragedy. This happened, and it is still so heartbreakingly wrong.. I wish the family well in this time.
Shyanne
January 8, 2014
May God watch over the Parents of theses young kids Gone too soon. We lost a daughter at 18 also and that is the Greatest pain a parent can go through
Sharon Hoover
January 8, 2014
I send positive thoughts and prayers to this family. No words can express how horrible this is. I hope that you have plenty of loving people around you to help you through this difficult time.
Cathy Matjazic
Parma, OH
Cathy Matjazic
January 8, 2014
May Our Heavenly Father God grant a peace that surpasses all understanding.Praying for your family.
J walker
January 8, 2014
the blairs
January 8, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 8, 2014
God bless your families,We love you and continue to pray for you!
Michael&April Sigmund
January 8, 2014
So sorry for your loss. I hope the family knows how much everyone loves them and is wishing them peace.
January 8, 2014
I pray u all find peace this is such a sad thing to happin to such young kids no family should ever have to go threw this I am very sorry and will pray everyday for u all
stillings.triplett.pettiford
January 8, 2014
I pray daily for God to hold you tight through this unimaginable time. I'm so Leiha. Your whole family n all the little ones who's lives they all touched. I pray God gives you all strength.Fly High Baby Angels.
Yolanda Haydu
January 8, 2014
thoughts and prayers to Ashley and David's family and friends. remember you have special angels watching over you
Coventry Family
January 7, 2014
so so sorry for this senseless loss....praying for all their family and friends
Christine S.
January 7, 2014
your ant penny loved you very much and you will be greatly missed.there wll be no more sadness or sorrow since god received you
January 7, 2014
My heart goes out to David & Ashley. David was my best friend and no one will ever replace him as the same with Ashley. I will never forget David & Ashley they will forever remain on living in my heart. I know that its going to be hard on everyone but just know that we will get through it together. So today We, light a candle for David & Ashley to remind them and their family that they are not alone and we will brave this storm . We love you guys.
Krysta & Emily
January 7, 2014
srry for ur loss :(
tonya McKnight
January 7, 2014
Rest in heaven Ashley and David you will forever be loved
amy starcher
January 7, 2014
my thoughts and prayers are truly with the entire family and the barberton community as a whole. I didn't know these children but Lord knows my heart is broken for them and the family. As a mother I will continue to pray for you daily as a Barberton resident I can only hope for a better understanding
A Mother
January 7, 2014
Our thoughts & prayers to the Family and Friends of Ashley & David, may God comfort you.
Kenmore Neighbors
January 7, 2014
so sorry for your loss may it comfort the family to know that these angels are in he arms of our Father in Heaven watching over there family now
trudy belkey
January 7, 2014
So sorry for your loss. My daughter went to school with David. She has been sharing very nice memories of him. What a nice young man he was. May god bless your whole family!
Barberton mom
January 6, 2014
The Myers family
January 6, 2014
So sorry for your unimaginable heartbreak my thoughts and prayers are with you
jan joffre
January 6, 2014
To the family and friends of Ashley and David . I am deeply saddened by your heartbreaking loss. It is very sorrowful to lose a loved one but it's even worse to lose to tragedy. Please know that even though you look for understanding and find little, God loves you all. His power will strengthen you and encourage you. He will mend your hearts so that you can breathe again and believe again. Know that you are truly blessed to have had Ashley and David in your lives and in your hearts. Hold on and cherish every memory. May they rest in eternal peace these precious angels.
Tracy
January 6, 2014
May God grant your entire family peace and comfort during this most difficult time. Our community's thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Marsha Rorrer
January 6, 2014
So sorry for your loss as the good lord welcomed David and Ashley with open arms may he watch over and bless ur family,
robert carder
January 6, 2014
To the Family and Friends of Ashley and David
You have my Sincere Condolences and Sympathy at the Loss of Two Beautiful Angels, Ashley and David. Rest Assured they are Soaring High with the other Angels because they earned Their Wings while here on Earth. May God Embrace Your Entire Family!!!!! God Bless Each and Everyone of You!!!!!!
Susan Van Norstran
January 6, 2014
My heart just breaks for these two innocent babies. My thoughts and prayers go out to there family and friends.
krista lowe
January 6, 2014
This kind of tragedy brings hearts together even if we don't know each other. When our sisters and brothers are hurting, we hurt, too. May God give you strength and comfort in His promise. With love and prayers from your neighbors in Norton.
January 6, 2014
Leiha and Family. ..so sorry for your loss ..May God comfort you all through this difficult time..May your sweet Angels Rest In Peace ...
Tina, Kim, Mike Carte & Family
January 6, 2014
Susie Collmar
January 6, 2014
Patricia and Leiha and family, and Mark and friends,

I've not met you in person but I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Ashley and David. I've been praying for you since that night and pray that God is bringing some comfort through the prayers of many. The entire community and beyond feel your pain and offer our support through prayers.
Gladys Arnett Guseck
January 6, 2014
I just cannot imagine how painful this sinceless tragedy is to the family. I do not know any of them but I will continue to Pray for you. Only God knows!!! Anyone that didn't know these children cannot help but to Pray Pray Pray ......
January 6, 2014
May you somehow find peace in knowing so many people care and many more hurt with you. This is a terrible thing for a parent to endure.
Mimi Norris
January 6, 2014
Mickey McDaniel
January 6, 2014
I do not know this family or these beautiful teens but I feel their grief and pain. My grandson, Tyler Anderson, age 17 was murdered in Kenmore 5/17/12. No arrests to date. Words are not adequate to express my sympathy to this family. It is a unique group, parents and grandparents of murdered children. No one wants to be in this group. Ashley and David are angels. I am so sorry for your grief and pain. May God bring you serenity.
Lee Anderson
January 6, 2014
Dale Wilsterman
January 6, 2014
Heaven welcomed 2 angels on December 31, 2013. RIP Ashley and David.

The Hazel Family
January 6, 2014
Prayers with the family n friends.
Markee
January 6, 2014
Sorry for the incredible loss of your sweet angels. Sending prayers to your family. May they rest in peace.
S Kennedy
January 6, 2014
Did not know but I care about the family and hope you all get though this okay
Margaret Jackson
January 6, 2014
Peace Be With You all On your lost our prayers and thoughts are with you all rest in peace ASHLEY AND DAVIDAND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ASHLEYS MIKE ALSO
ROY&THERESA&BRITTANY&ROY JR. DOERING
January 6, 2014
Praying for the family and friends. May God easy your pain.
Brenda Metz
January 6, 2014
Rest In Peace ASHLEY CARPENTER AND DAVID CARPENTER-KOHLER Our Thoughts and Prayers And Our Hearts Go Out To The Family And Relatives And Also ASHLEYS MIKE OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU ALL MAY THEANGELS THAT WERE TAKEN TO SOON FLY HIGH AND WATCH OVER US ALL They Will Be Greatly Missed By All ASHELY AND DAVID YOU BOTH WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS IT'S SAD YOU ALL WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM THIS EARTH TO SOON YOU BOTH HAD SO MUCH GOING FOR YOU ANDYOUR FUTURE AWHOLE LIFE AHEAD OF YOU BOTH
THERESA&ROY Sr.& BRITTANY &ROY JR. DOERING
January 6, 2014
Patty, leiha, and family.. im so so sorry for the loss of these 2 beautiful angels ashley and david..they were such good kids and always so polite and respectful..nobody can or will ever understand the hurt you are feeling but this entire community of barberton is all behind you both and mourning this loss..my heart is breaking for you both.. patty if you guys need anything im always here.. spread your wings and fly sweet angels.. xoxo
jessie and shaun ison (Ingram)
January 6, 2014
Sorry form your loss. Losing a child has to be the hardest thing ever. May god be with you through your loss. Just remember god will always stand by you and keep you strong. May love always be there for you. Always in my prayers Delialah Rollins.
Delialah Rollins
January 6, 2014
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Ashley and David
A Barberton family
January 6, 2014
Losing a loved one is never easy. May the love of God and friends give you solace and peace during your time of great sorrow.
January 6, 2014
The Moffett Family
January 6, 2014
I am so sorry for what has happened. Ashley was a wonderful.person I will miss seeing her in the halls... may Ashley and David rest in peace. Gone but never forgotten <3
Ashley M
January 6, 2014
Love Blessings and Prayer for everyone
Cousin Carol
January 6, 2014
Heartfelt prayers to all affected by this most senseless heinous event. May the angels in heaven welcome and greet Ashley and David (as well as John) into the Holy Kingdom of Gods house... and may their mom be comfortedd by the outpouring of love, not only the Barberton community but from around the country and world as well... R.I.P. children of God.
Tina Craddock
January 6, 2014
The James Family
January 6, 2014
Sorry for ur loss. .. may David n Ashley still shine from up above. and guide u in every way..
Darla, cliff, Adam, Alexis, Dustin&Gage
Darla smith
January 6, 2014
kristina strain
January 6, 2014
I'm sorry that I will not be able to be there but I send my condolences and they will be missed and loved very much
kristina strain
January 6, 2014
Prayers to fAmily and friends so sorry for your loss.
Alicia Coon
January 6, 2014
My deepest sympathies to all concerned. May God be with you through this difficult time.
Pam Selman
January 6, 2014
My condolences to everyone affected by this.
J. Gooding
January 6, 2014
we love u guys and may u rest in peace....and now u have daddy there with u may u watch over your mom and give her strenght to get threw this hard time....we love u ash and david <3
sara boylen
January 6, 2014
Our hearts break for the family and friends of these two children who have been taken far too soon.

I know that there are no words that will comfort, but you are in our thoughts and prayers. And you have our deepest sympathies.
Pat & Cassie Sigmund
January 6, 2014
kim delaura
January 6, 2014
so very sorry for your loss. so sad. my god be with you all. you are in my prayers.
kim delaura
January 6, 2014
I met Ashley through my daughter, Sarah. Sarah and Ashley were friends at BHS and they had classes together. Sarah always had nice things to say about Ashley. My family and I would like to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to your family during this difficult time. May God guide you and strengthen you in the days to come.

The Mathis Family
(Jeff, Michelle, Jared and Sarah)
Michelle Mathis
January 6, 2014
To the Parents of Ashley and David: The Footprints in the Sand poem is a reminder that God is with you always, especially during this time of indescribable pain. Let Him carry you through.
Also a grieving mother
January 6, 2014
Bunny Stephens
January 6, 2014
Sending prayers.
January 6, 2014
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS OF THESE 2 BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN. KEEP THE WHITE LIGHT OF JESUS CHRIST AMOUNG YOU KNOW ASHLEY & DAVID ARE IN THE ARMS OF THE ANGLES ..I DONT KNOW THE CHILDREN OR THE FAMILES INVOLED BUT I DO LIVE IN BARBERTON ( ACROSS FROM THE BEAUTIFUL CHRUCH ON RT 619 WHERE THE SERVICE WILL BE ) BUT I TELL YOU THIS SURE DID HIT HOME AND OUR COMMUNITY , GOD BLESS ALL AND NOW ASHLEY & DAVID REST IN PEACE WITH OUR GOOD LORD ABOVE US.
WENDY BURNS
January 6, 2014
Forever loved...
Sharon Snow
January 6, 2014
rachel sager
January 6, 2014
I didn't know your family but I wanted to send my condolences to you and your family!!! I hope you find peace during this difficult time!!! God bless you!!!
Melanie
January 6, 2014
Prayers for the family. May they RIP wilth the Lord.
The Starchers
January 6, 2014
vicky Stalnaker
January 6, 2014
So sorry for your loss. I was having a new years eve party for the kids at my teen center and learned of the shooting from one of the girls there who was very upset. I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling. I will be praying for you.
Thunder Teen Club
January 6, 2014
Terri Lisle
January 6, 2014
I'm so sorry....
Terri Lisle
January 6, 2014
Terri Lisle
January 6, 2014
Fields Family.
January 6, 2014
To the friends and family so sorry for your lost. Ashley and David rest n peace your in the best hands now to watch over all your loved ones. And you will never be forgotten.
Billie Sickles
January 6, 2014
Rest in peace. Never to be forgot. And to the family and friends my condolences.
Billie Sickles
January 6, 2014
Our hearts are with you leiha & patty we will never forget ashley & david I will always treasure the memories & moments I was able to share with them <3 prayers your way always thinking of you all <3
Mikie, Leanda, Bub, Matthew & Rylie Carte
January 6, 2014
R.I.P. to 2 Beautiful Angels
Michele Croft
January 6, 2014
My heart goes out to the family so sad for those babies.
jeni McKenzie
January 6, 2014
Patty & family, I'm not sure if you'll remember me but I was a year ahead of you in school. I was good friends with Denise Horton, as you were, & we all walked home from Highland together. Your family's in my thoughts & prayers & my heart breaks for you. To lose two young people at the beginning of their lives is tragic. Always remember how much they loved you, Grandmas are sooo special to their grandbabies. Deep condolences to you & all your family.
Pam (James) Reed
January 6, 2014
Ashley and David
You two meant the world to Zach and Braylon. You guys have been a part of their life for the past 9 years and they are going to miss you guys soo much, they already do miss you. Thank you David for being a big brother to Zach, for walking him home from school and looking out for him. Thank you Ashley for helping with B-Ray, I know he could be such a handful at times. Braylon loves you soo much and I thank you guys for accepting my kids as they were like your brothers. We will miss you Ashley and David soo much.
Love, Misty, Zach and Braylon.
Misty Bowman
January 6, 2014
I am so sorry for the families of Ashley & David. I pray that you find comfort in the memories you have of them. They are now in the arms of God
January 6, 2014
I never met your children, but my heart goes out to your family. Two young lives taken much much too early. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Jennifer
January 6, 2014
I am sorry for your lose
thomas brown
January 6, 2014
I am deeply saddened by the loss of David and Ashley. May God keep them safe in his arms. My deepest sympathy to all their family. I love you all!
Vicki Norman
January 6, 2014
My prayers are with you. I didn't know Ashley and David. Can't believe they were taken away so soon. My heart breaks for the family and everyone who knew them. May god bless
Renee Jenkins
January 6, 2014
My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Crystal
January 6, 2014
Our prayers are winging there way to heaven for the family, please know we have you in our thots and prayers.
Billie Andears
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