Lena Stoltzfus Carpenter, 92, of Metter, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2021, at her home, surrounded by family. Born on October 13, 1928 in Berks County, PA, she was the daughter of Christian J. and Elsie B. (Stoltzfus) Kurtz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney M. Carpenter; a son, Mark Carpenter; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; and brothers Elam Kurtz and Chester Kurtz.
She is survived by her 4 sons, Harold (Sharoldine) of Sturgis, MI; Fred (Audrey) Burns of Lake, BC; Daniel (Deborah Lynn) of Molino, FL; Andrew (Esther Mae) of Swainsboro, GA; 4 daughters, Barbara, wife of James Daniels; Susan, wife of Timothy Peifer; Lois, wife of David Martin, all of Metter, GA; Rhoda, wife of Stanley Bauman, Guiscoyol, Guatemala; a daughter-in -law, Karen Carpenter, Metter, GA; 57 grandchildren, 159 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; 3 brothers, John Kurtz of Snow Hill, MD, Paul (Lydia) Kurtz of Ephrata, PA and Calvin (Esther Mae) Kurtz, of Elverson, PA; a sister, Caroline Plank of Bremen, OH; and a sister-in-law, Orpah Kurtz of West Jefferson, NC.
A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 16 at Metter Mennonite Church.
Funeral services are planned for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Metter Mennonite Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Metter Mennonite Church.
Announcement courtesy of Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter.