Mary Louise (Hayes) Carpenter, age 94, of Wellsboro, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Shared Home in Wellsboro. She married the late Lloyd C. Carpenter on September 15, 1945, and they shared nearly 69 years of marriage together prior to his passing in 2014. She was born on June 2, 1925, in Ulysses, PA, the daughter of the late Orey West and Cleo (Rice) Hayes.
Mary Lou was employed as an Accountant with the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro for several years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the Holliday Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, where she served as the choir director for many years. She was also a member of the Grand Canyon Camping Club, the Keeneyville Rebekah Lodge and 4-H, as a leader. Some of her hobbies and interests included sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, jigsaw puzzles, card games, bowling and her favorite, camping with family and friends. Mary Lou took great pride in her family and spending time with all of her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by family and friends for her compassionate and kind-hearted nature.
Left to cherish her memory are her three daughters, Linda (John) Gee, of Middlebury Center, Sandra (Mark) Moffett, of Middlebury Center, and Debbie (John) Kearse, of Gaines; son-in-law, Robert Brocious, of Raleigh, NC; nephew, Gerald Hayes, of Florida; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and many dear friends.
In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; daughter, Susan M. Brocious; two brothers, Carleton Hayes and Lawrence Hayes.
Memorial donations can be made in Mary Lou’s name to the Shared Home, 27 Bacon Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, in honor of the outstanding care and support provided to Mary Lou and her family.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 12 noon until 1 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Mary Lou’s funeral service will immediately follow the hour of viewing at 1:00 p.m., with burial to be held in the Fairview Cemetery, Holliday. To share your fondest memories of Mary Lou, please visit www.tusseymosher.com.
Wellsboro Shared Home
27 Bacon Street, Wellsboro PA 16901