Funeral services for Ruby A. Carpenter, age 77, of Enterprise, will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene with Pastor Stan Norman officiating. Ms. Carpenter passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene.
She was born September 14, 1942 in Hope, Kansas the daughter of Ervin and Almeda (Base) Jantz. She attended grade school in Hope and Abilene. Ruby was a nurse aide and also worked construction driving a dump truck. She enjoyed puzzles and playing cards, but her greatest joy was her family.
She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Tanner of Solomon, sons Donnie Thompson of Harden, Kentucky, Russ Thompson of Cunningham, Kentucky, Kevin Thompson of Harden, Kentucky, Joel Thompson of Harden, Kentucky, Phillip Thompson of Solomon, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter Lauralee Thompson, son Kenneth Thompson, brothers Ivan and Robert Jantz, sister Cindy Willis, and her parents.
Cremation is planned. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruby Carpenter Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410.