Daisy Anita Haviland Carpenter, 79, of Sullivan, Ind., died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at her home.
Born Jan. 27, 1925, in Clay County, she was the daughter of Earl Haviland and Esther Croft Waggoner.
She was a housewife and a member of Rebecca Lodge of Hymera and the Women's Auxiliary of VFW Post 717 in Worthington. She loved her family, sewing, and doing crafts and was a great eucherer, winning several tournaments.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Carpenter Sr.; four brothers, Loraine "Bud" Haviland, Theodore "Ted" Haviland, Otho Waggoner Jr., and Renos Waggoner; and a son, Paul Earl Carpenter.
She is survived by two sons, Ralph Carpenter Jr and wife Deloris, and Randall Carpenter; two daughters, Shirley Carpenter and Edwina Vaughn and husband Mark; a sister, Hazil Wilson; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mattox-McHugh Funeral Home in Hymera, with the Rev. Timothy Fleace officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. Burial will be at Knights of Pithias.