Mary Lou Carpenter, 86, rural Wabash, died at 9:47 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Wellbrooke of Wabash.
She was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Shoals, to Glenn and Hazel (Stackhouse) Allegree.
She was a 1951 graduate of Linlawn High School. She married Jack Carpenter in Wabash on May 27, 1966; he died Jan. 9, 1998. She worked as a supervisor at US Gypsum in Wabash, retiring in 1996, and also worked eight years at the Veterans Service Office in Wabash. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, and also the Wabash VFW and American Legion Auxilaries. She enjoyed reading, traveling and working puzzles.
She is survived by three children: Gary (Margaret) Eltzroth, Evansville; Jane (Dave) Wagmer, Wabash; and Kathy (Gene) Hunter, Dalzell, S.C.; six grandchildren: Noah (Jennifer) Eltzroth, Louisville, Ky.; Gabe Eltzroth, New Albany; Mary (Joseph) McKenzie and Jo (Will) Guthrie, both of Wabash; Amber Hunter, Sumter, S.C.; and Aaron Hunter, Dalzell, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren: Mason Hunter, Sumter, S.C.; and Ellen McKenzie, Brayden McKenzie, Caden Guthrie, and Lyla Guthrie, all of Wabash.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son: Joe Michael Eltzroth; a brother: Larry Allegree; and her sister: Billie Ann Munson.
All arrangements are private. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.