In loving memory of

Helen Mavis Carpenter
May 25, 1924 - December 30, 2018

Helen Mavis Carpenter, 94, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton. She was born on May 25, 1924, in Franklin County, Iowa, to James and Gale (Hutton) Lage, Jr.

Helen graduated from Latimer High School in 1941. She was united in marriage to Francis Carpenter on February 17, 1944, in Hampton.

Helen was a member of the Hampton Church of Christ, where she previously was church treasurer and secretary, played the organ and piano, and taught Sunday school for many years. She volunteered for Hospice of North Iowa.

Helen is survived by her son James (Lorna Vinson) Carpenter, son Richard Carpenter, daughter Crystal (Shane Whitchurch) Carpenter, grandchildren Ian Carpenter, Livia Carpenter, Randal Carpenter, Emory Ochoa and Celia Ochoa, and great-grandchildren Leif and Finn Carpenter

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Gale and husband Francis.


Kim Manning wrote on Jan 3, 2019:

"Helen was one of my favorite customers at the Library. She always smiled and read christian books."

Patti Cutler wrote on Jan 3, 2019:

"It was such a blessing to know Helen and to work with her. She was a dedicated Hospice of North Iowa employee and volunteer. Helen always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. She was a faithful servant of her Lord. ?Well done, thou good and faithful servant.? "

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LaDonna Heckrodt wrote on Jan 2, 2019:

"My sympathy to the family of Helen , we went to the same church for many years , the church of Christ . She was a very nice lady ."

Deanna Wilkinson Roelfs wrote on Jan 2, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss Crystal and family."

Alice Drake wrote on Jan 1, 2019:

"Helen was a wonderful Christian lady. So loving and kind. She served as church secretary when my husband, Bob Brunk, ministered at the Hampton Church of Christ. Alice Drake"

Christi Allen wrote on Jan 1, 2019:

"Helen was a volunteer at Hospice of North Iowa in Hampton for many years. She assisted our staff, volunteers and patients and their families in the office. Helen was a total joy to work with! She was totally dedicated and worked diligently for all of us! I love and miss her dearly! I look forward to seeing her in Heaven! Christi Allen"

Jim Baldwin wrote on Jan 1, 2019:

"Helen, was a fine Christian woman who served her church faithfully. Helen, was kind, loving and a total joy to communicate with she will be missed but will make a fine edition to God's angels. Bye for now, may we all join you one day in Heaven."