Mary Elizabeth Carpenter, age, 93, of Butler Mo. Passed away July 13, 2019 at home. She was born July 31, 1925, in Armstrong Mo. as the daughter of Leonard Hester and Mary Elizabeth (Wolcott) Loehr.
Mary was an active community volunteer. She served 24 years with the Bates County Hospital Auxiliary (Pink Ladies) where she was awarded the volunteer of the year several years. Additionally, she dedicated 19 years to the City of Butler's Senior Taxi, hospice, and was a Charter Member of National WWII Memorial. She was active member of the Passaic United Methodist church.
Mary was the matriarch of her family and is proceeded in death by her parents, Leonard and Mary Loehr; her husband, Harry Carpenter; and six brothers, William S. Loehr, Leonard G. Loehr, Floyd Loehr, Glen Loehr, Rosco Loehr, David Loehr; and daughter, Mary Louise Keith.
While Mary played many roles in her life everyone knew that parenting her children was the most important piece. She served as both Mother and Father to her four children. She is survived by her brother James L. Loehr; three of her children, Max B. Herrick Jr. and his wife Theresa of Peculiar, Mo.; James Tavis of Desoto, Ks; Barbara Strickland and her husband William of Oklahoma City, OK.
Mary also leaves behind a legacy of strength in her 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, and countless nieces and nephews.
She will forever be missed and loved by all. May she rest in God's arms.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 :00am on Thursday July 181\ 2019 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, 1301 N. Orange Butler, Mo 64730. Visitation will be immediately prior to the service starting at 10:00 am. Online condolences may be sent to www.schowengerdtchapel.com.