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Sandra Carpenter, 78
by Report submitted · January 4th, 2018


Sandra Kay Carpenter, 78, of Marion, went home to God on Friday, December 22, 2017. A Parish Vigil Service was held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. The family greeted friends following the Vigil Service until 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, conducted by Father Mark Kwenin. Burial took place at Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion.

Sandra was born August 31, 1939, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1957. Sandra married Donald Lee Carpenter. He passed away in 1979. Sandra worked at Rockwell Collins, Kosek's Dime Store, and Morgan Drive Away. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion, Iowa. Sandra was a member of the Democratic Party and was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Kim) Carpenter of Cedar Rapids, and Timothy Carpenter of Marion; four grandchildren, Caitlin, Brad, Travis, and JD; and four great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jadyn, Ezekiel, and Zionica.

A memorial fund has been established in Sandra's memory.

Please share a memory of Sandra at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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