Colleen Carpenter

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Colleen Carpenter

March 26, 1930 - August 02, 2018

Colleen Carpenter Colleen Carpenter, age 88, Alba, Mo., passed away at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at her home.
Colleen was born March 26, 1930, in West Seneca, Okla., to the late Clifford DuShane and Lillian Choteau DuShane and had lived in the Joplin area most of her life.
Colleen was an elder of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, volunteer and past president of the OATS program. She was also crowned Senior Powwow Princess in 2009. Colleen was a faithful member of Alba Christian Church. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include a son, Clifford Carpenter and wife, Connie, Joplin, Mo.; a daughter, Melinda Lorenz and husband, Randy, Wyandotte, Okla.; a brother, George DuShane, Joplin; grandchildren, Melissa Anderson and husband, William, Chris Irwin, Becky Marney and husband, Danny, Bridget Spencer, Angela Carpenter, Andrew Carpenter, Crystal Friedman and husband, Chris, Alysha Lorenz, Britany Clark and husband, Mikel; 21 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Colleen was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy, and a son, David.
Services are planned for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, Okla. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Parker Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alba Christian Church Building Fund, in care of Parker Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on August 5, 2018
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