Joan P. Carpenter


Joan P. Carpenter, 82, of Meadville died Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Meadville Medical Center. She was born September 16, 1936 in Bradford, PA a daughter of Carl and Grace Eggleston Andrews. She had been married to Louis H. Carpenter, Jr. and he preceded her in death November 7, 2015.

She was a 1955 graduate of Randolph High School and worked as an operator with Bell Telephone Co. She was a former member of Lyona Bible Church and had attended New Beginnings Church of God. She was a member of the Pioneers (a Bell Telephone Group) and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking and baking.

She is survived by a son, Randy L. Carpenter (Penny) of New Castle; a daughter, Gloria McNamara (Bret) of Meadville; six grandchildren, Craig, Kyle, Sean, Keri, Mandi and Stacey; eleven great grandchildren; a sister, Iva Lou (Tootie) Vecillio of Nashville, TN; a twin brother, John Andrews (Mary) of Meadville and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Jane Andrews.

Calling hours will be Thursday, July 11th from 4-7 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville. The funeral and committal service will be Friday, July 12th at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Philip Torre, officiating.

Interment will be in North Richmond Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, 112 Washington Place #1520, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, Meadville, PA 16335 or the Wesbury Foundation, 31 N. Park Avenue, Meadville, PA 16335.

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Nancy Crago
Jul 12, 2019
John.So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. We had a lot of good times when we were children. She was always such a sweetheart. Sending prayers to you and your loved ones.
Julie Walton Medved
Jul 12, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your mother, Gloria and Randy. I would see her when our church group went to Hillside. She was always friendly and all around great person. Now she is in her real home. Prayers to the family.
Mary Slagle
Jul 10, 2019
Gloria, I am so sorry to read of your Mom’s entrance into Heaven. I was cleaning out my cookbook and came across a recipe she had given me. She was a wonderful woman and I am sorry for the empty spot in your heart. A blessing that you have peace that you know where she is and a hurt, one that never heals. All who have lost their Mom knows what I am talking about. I still love you and my heart aches for you. Mary Slagle
Debra and Wayne Walling
Jul 09, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss, I’m praying for the family. I wish I could give you a big hug to Uncle John and Gloria and Randy. Love you all
Mona and Gene Stearns
Jul 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a dear friend of our family and especially to our mother! She will be missed greatly and remembered with loving hearts 💛!
Don and Diane Menzies
Jul 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special lady and she was like a mother to us while we lived in Meadville. PLease send the entire family our condolences.
Janet Triola
Jul 09, 2019
Aunt Joan was such a loving, kind and gentle woman. Her smile could light up a room and make everyone feel welcome. My heart goes out to my cousin's and family. I'm sure she heard the Father say, "Well done, good and faithful servant."