Betty Marie Rogers Carpenter, 93, of Scott Depot, formerly of Buckeye, and Elyria, Ohio, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020.
Born October 9, 1926, in Buckeye, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Susie Kellison Rogers.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her grandchildren, Lori Jeanine and Brent Alan Carpenter; her husband of 52 years, Claude Carpenter; sisters, Gladys Carpenter, Grace Workman, Dorothy Jackson, Helen Sharp and Barbara Rogers; and only brother, Don Rogers.
Betty was an active member of St. John’s United Methodist Church at Scott Depot, where she found great enjoyment in the church’s women’s exercise group for more than 20 years. She graduated from Marlinton High School in 1944. Shortly after graduation, she worked at The Greenbrier Resort taking care of wounded soldiers during World War II. The resort had been converted to a medical facility. She married her late husband in 1946, and the family moved to Elyria, Ohio, in 1957 and ultimately to Scott Depot in December 1992 to be near family. After working at The Greenbrier as a teenager, she worked as a telephone operator in Marlinton. After moving to Elyria, she worked for a phone company there, and then for Kroger for 12 years.
Betty enjoyed many activities with her sisters, daughter and nieces, especially trips to Nashville. There are many wild stories about those adventures! In years past, she enjoyed bowling and playing golf. She loved to play cards, especially Rummy – a game she learned with her mom and dad. We all remember her saying “count ‘em up boys!” She never forgot her roots in Buckeye and cherished the times she spent there. One other activity that was so meaningful to Betty was the annual Rogers/Kellison reunion that took place in Pocahontas County every summer for 42 years. Due to the virus, this was the first years it was cancelled. One could expect an average of 100 relatives, coming from many states, to attend in any given year.
This is and has always been a large, very close and loving family. She will be missed by all, but we know she is rejoicing in Heaven with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and many loved ones that have gone before her.
She is survived by her children, Linda Carol Burgess (Lloyd), of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Sam Carpenter (Jeanine), of Scott Depot; sister, Phyllis Rogers Barnette, of Hurricane; three grandchildren, Eric Carpenter, Carol Gaddis and Steve Burgess; seven great-grandchildren, Kayden Carpenter, Rachel and Ryan Gaddis, Lauren and Adam Burgess, and Will and Evie Foster; foster great-grandson Zeke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service to honor Betty’s life, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 3, at Chapman Funeral Home in Hurricane with Pastor Bob Hill officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time of the service.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4, at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton, with Pastor Sam Felton officiating.
Online condolences may be made at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com
The family suggests that, if you choose, memorial donations be made in Betty’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034.
Chapman Funeral Home is honored to handle the Carpenter family’s arrangements.