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Kathleen S. Carpentier

12/15/1946 - 10/15/2017

MORTON ~ Kathleen Sue “Merdl” Carpentier, 70, of Morton, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017 at her residence.

Born December 15, 1946 in Peoria to John and Doris (Day) Howland, she married Kenneth Melvin “Kenny” Carpentier on December 10, 1977 in Chillicothe.  He passed away April 7, 2013 in Peoria.  She also was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.

Surviving are one daughter, Sue (Chris) Rees of Morton; two grandchildren, Cameron Rees and Courtney (Danny) Christensen; three sisters, Pam (Jack) Harvey of Creve Coeur, Barb (Steve) Luckhart of East Peoria and Lisa Vogel of Morton; her step-daughter, Michele (Brian) Graves of Pekin and several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Kathleen had worked as an election specialist for the City of Peoria Election Committee for ten years, retiring in October 2009.  She also had worked as the lunchroom cashier at Central Primary School in Washington.

She enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys football team, NASCAR, particularly Tony Stewart, camping and loved being with her grandchildren.  Kathleen also enjoyed “Beer 30” with her loved ones.

Her memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  Pastor John Plunkett will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Per Kathleen’s wishes please, rather than flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 IL Rte. 91, Peoria, IL, 61615

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