Ruby Bernice (Cordell) Carpenter, age 92, of Green Forest, AR, formerly of Monett, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at her home in Green Forest. She was born on Feb. 16, 1919 in Viola, MO, the daughter of Festus and Etta (Craft) Cordell.
She was united in marriage on Nov. 18, 1937, to Raymond Carpenter in Cassville, MO. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1994.
She was a homemaker and very devoted mother of seven children.
Ruby is survived by six sons: Dannie Lee Carpenter, Durant, OK; Johnnie Carpenter and wife, Carol, Berryville, AR; Jay D. Carpenter, Ava, MO; Bobby Carpenter and wife, Elizabeth, Grahm, Texas; Jerry Carpenter and wife, Sherry, Green Forest, AR; and Terry Carpenter and wife, Sissy, Joplin, MO; one daughter: Dorothy Twine and husband, Russell, Covington, WA; and numerous beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Festus and Etta; four brothers, one sister, one daughter-in-law, Carrie Carpenter, and beloved husband of 56 years, Raymond.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, MO. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Calton Cemetery in Pleasant Ridge, MO, with Rev. Keith Butler officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, MO.