We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Jackson
Barbara Ann Carpenter of Jackson, MI went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 86. She was the daughter of Theodore and Ann Mucha, born December 6, 1935 in Jackson, MI. She is survived by her loving, devoted husband of 64 years, Robert “Jim” Carpenter; children James (Beth) Carpenter, JoAnne Moon, Cathy (Mike) Burke, and Christy Landin (Allen Eskew); grandchildren Stephanie Moon, Kevin Moon, Eric Burke, Marcie Landin, Gary (Jessica) Burke, Andrea (Brian) Ketchens and Krista Burke; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Barbara graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1953. She volunteered at St. Mary’s when her children were in elementary school. Barb was a dedicated Catholic and attended St. Mary’s throughout her lifetime. She fiercely loved her grandchildren and spent as much time with them as possible. She loved animals of all kinds and fed many generations of squirrels, birds, turkeys and deer in her backyard. She enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, reading, flower gardening, scenic drives and ice cream.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be the Celebration of her Life on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. with the Recitation of the Rosary at 1:00 P.M. at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 120 E. Wesley St., Jackson, MI with Fr. Tim Nelson officiating. There will be a private interment at St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1:30 P.M. until the time of service at St. Mary Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary’s, Lumen Christi Catholic School and Cascades Humane Society.
St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
120 E. Wesley Street, Jackson MI 49201
Lumen Christi Catholic School
3483 Spring Arbor Road, Jackson MI 49203
Cascades Humane Society
1515 Carmen Drive, Jackson MI 49202