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Frances T. Carpenter
(02-28-1927 - 02-09-2013)

Frances T. Carpenter, 85, of Elgin, passed away on Saturday February 9, 2013 in her home. She was born on February 28, 1927 in Fairmount, IL the daughter of Edward and Opal (Baird) Brandon. Frances was a registered nurse of 45 years, and had worked at Sherman Hospital and retired from the Elgin Mental Health Center. Frances belongs to PEO Chapter DY Elgin; UMW of Elgin; Jane Adams Circle, Roselle, IL; the Cosmopolitan Club; and a volunteer with the Elgin Daycare Center.
She was a past member of the Roselle First United Methodist Church and present member of the First United Methodist Church in Elgin.
Survivors include her daughter Coleen Elizabeth Turpin Thomas: 7 grandchildren: Rebecca (Anthony) Kowalkowski, Keely (Omar) Mohammed, Jeremy (Jaime) Paulus and Seth Thomas, Wendy (Jim) Schmitt, Shawn (Linda) Thomas, Eric (Denise) Thomas. 10 great grandchildren: Lily Kowalkowski, Merzadies Thomas, Kelsey and Lauren Schmitt; Jacquie and Blake (Hannah) Hanauer; Tara and Jaime Thomas; Justin and Brett Thomas; and a great great grandchild: Landon Hanauer. Her sister: Kathryn (Gary) Parks, a sister in law: Wilma Brandon, along with many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son: Clifford Roland Turpin; her first husband: Roland Clifford Turpin and second husband: Dr. Morgan Carpenter. 3 brothers: Joe, Jr. and George Brandon; 3 sisters: Thelma Andrews, Elnora Ballien and Opal Burton.
Funeral services will be held on Friday February 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Elgin. Burial will be in Fairmount, IL. Visitation will be on Friday at the church from 9:00 A.M. until the service. Laird Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the church or the Epilepsy Foundation. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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