CLEOBELLE ERMATRUDE “TRUDY” (BORDERS) CARPENTER, 84, of Jasonville, IN, entered heaven singing and worshiping surrounded by her loving family at 6:40 A.M. Sunday, February 20, 2022.

Trudy came as a joyous, mischievous gift to her parents Sherman Borders and Cleo (Cox) Borders on August 22, 1937.

Trudy married Hubert Carpenter on August 11, 1973, he passed away on April 15, 2020.

Survivors include her children, Marlena Cano (Terry) of Clay City, IN, Trudy Jensen (Mark) of Clovis, CA, Candis Oswalt (Jerry) of Brazil, IN, Hope Koester (Clay) of Effingham, IL, Tracy Carpenter (Christi) of Jasonville, IN; step-children, Gary Carpenter (Donna) of Terre Haute, IN, Randy Carpenter of Black Hawk, IN; grandchildren,Terrance Lee Cano (Alyssa), Jared Ray Cano, Aaron Andrew Cano (Ashley), Philip Jensen (Becky), Holly Jensen, Jerry Oswalt III, Cody Oswalt, Gwendolyn Cox (Josh), Joseph Maze (Ashlee), Amy Buitron(Adam), Maegan Robinson (Shad Stanifer), Seth Carpenter, Morgan Gilreath, Christina Driscol (Beau), Jessie Coleman (Brandon), Chris Gambill (Tiffani), Pam Gardner (John), Scott Carpenter (Becky), Azure West (Jason), Jon Carpenter, Dustin Carpenter, Chip Carpenter; great-grandchildren, over 30; great-great-grandchildren, over 10; brother, Sherman Leon Borders (Elaine) of South Bend, IN; numerousnieces and nephews; a multitude of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Gwendolyn Bolinger; granddaughter, Angela Marie Cano; brothers, Darrell Borders, Emery Borders, Wilbur Borders; sisters, Mildred Nash, Margaret Gerlach; step-son, Jerry Carpenter.  

Trudy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed reading, sewing and working in home health care as a CNA. She worked at several places including Keller Chair Factory, Underwood, Charles Industries and Shakamak State Park just to name a few. Trudy was an active church member of Howesville Church of God of Prophecy where she enjoyed singing and worshiping the Lord.  

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 9 P.M. Tuesday and 10 A.M. until service time     Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Funeral Services are 1 P.M. Wednesday, February 23, 2022 with her son, Pastor Tracy Carpenter officiating.

Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland, IN.


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