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Catherine L. (Dishong) Carpenter Veteran
October 20, 2021


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Catherine L. (Dishong) Carpenter, 91, of Overland Park, KS and formerly of Indiana, PA went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from the Advent Health Hospital in Merriam, KS.

The daughter of the late Lemmon Bird and Mary Etta (Nicholson) Dishong, she was born on December 10, 1929 in Hillsdale, PA.

Catherine attended Montgomery Township High School.

She married Wayne L. Carpenter on January 1, 1951 at the Hillsdale Wesleyan Methodist Church. They shared sixty-two years of marriage together.

Catherine was currently a member of the Indiana Wesleyan Methodist Church in Indiana, PA.

The wife of the late Rev. Wayne L. Carpenter, Catherine had served in various positions within the churches her husband pastored, including the missionary societies.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Catherine’s life was focused upon her faith and her family, with talents of home-making, baking and hospitality.

She is survived by her two sons: Harold V. Carpenter and wife Cheryl of Overland Park, KS and Rev. Karl W. Carpenter and wife Becky of Hagerstown, MD; her three grandchildren: David Carpenter and wife Jennifer of Overland Park, KS; Charity Englund and husband, Travis of Omaha, Nebraska and Barak Carpenter and wife Erin of Martinsburg, WV; her six great-grandchildren: Gabriel; Mason; Emma Renee; Robert Dean; Crosby and Spencer Carpenter; her sister: Pauline Dishong of Indiana, PA, sister-in-law: Alma Dishong of Newton Falls, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne on February 10, 2013; her twelve siblings: brothers: Lemmon J.; Herman and Amos Dishong and sisters; Frances Allison; Jennie Degenkolb; Marie Baker; Izora Mackanos; Rev. Ada Chess; Edith Decker; Elizabeth Douglas and her twin sisters: Lula and Beulah Dishong.

Family and friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA, where a 1:00 p.m. funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation. Rev. Richard Price and Catherine’s son, Rev. Karl W. Carpenter will officiate. Interment will take place at the Montgomery Cemetery in Grant Township, Indiana County, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the Indiana Wesleyan Methodist Church, 31 South Twelfth Street, Indiana, PA.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746