Judy Carpenter

Judy Kay Carpenter, 76, of Fort Wayne, and a former Bluffton resident, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 1, 2020, at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne.

She was born Nov. 14, 1943, in Bluffton to Harry and Marguerite (Burger) Carpenter. Judy was an avid reader and always looked forward to the arrival of her Bluffton News-Banner so she could keep up on the happenings around Bluffton. She was a resident of Benchmark Services Group Home in Fort Wayne for more than 25 years and competed in the Special Olympics. Judy loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She attended the Liberty Center Untied Methodist Church for many years with her family.

Survivors include her brother-in-law, John Krinn of Bluffton, along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Patricia Gregg and Shirley Krinn; and a brother, Harold Carpenter.

The safety of the family and all visitors are our utmost priority. For everyone’s safety, we ask that you practice social distancing and wearing of masks are required during the family service and public graveside service. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

A service to celebrate Judy’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton with Pastor Diane Samuels officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Bluffton. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Judy’s memory to the Bluffton Animal Shelter or to the Liberty Center United Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care are pending at this time with the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton.  Friends can send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com