Emily Jean Carpenter was born April 14, 1936 in Overton, Nebraska to Nathan & Mina (Alice) Emerson Carpenter. She passed away on December 28, 2021, at the age of 85, at Sumner Place in Lincoln, under the care of Hospice and many sweet loving people.
She was the youngest of 12 children.
Those preceding her in death are: parents Nathan & Alice Carpenter; brothers & sisters: Wade (Elanor), Lloyd (Lorraine), Leon (Nellie), Claude (Irene) was killed in a Japanese prison camp at the end of WWll; Margaret (Charlie)Thompson of Laramie, Wy; John (Maxine Jones) of Lincoln Roxanna (Kenneth)Young of Branson, MO; Phillip (Pete) of Scottsdale,AZ; Aleta (Elmer Snowden)of Lexington, NE; and Rachel Carpenter, who died in infancy.
At the age of 7, Emily contracted an illness that left her deaf and handicapped. She went to several schools in Omaha and Beatrice, eventually living in Lincoln with care from OUR Homes & Region 5 while working at different jobs & learning different crafts.
She is survived by her sister Alice Van Dine of Seabrook, NH; many nieces & nephews and friends.
Emily was such a sweetheart and enjoyed sports when younger, visitors, getting mail, Root beer, ice cream, M&Ms, TV (especially Andy Griffith & similar shows).
We love you sweet Emily! You will be missed and we all pray you are at peace.
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