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Updated: 03/03/2014 04:50:15PM

Ruth Ann Carpenter

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Ruth Ann Carpenter, 71, of North Port, Fla., formerly of Three Oaks, Mich., passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, in North Port, surrounded by her children.

Mrs. Carpenter was born in Michigan City, Ind., to Christine Holman, March 5, 1942.

She went to school at Three Oaks High School, and married Arthur Carpenter, June 23, 1962 in Three Oaks. Mrs. Carpenter was a full-time mother and active in the community. She and her husband ran a family restaurant, Carpenter’s Restaurant and Lounge in Three Oaks for 16 years. Mrs. Carpenter continued her joy of the food service by working at Southport Square in Port Charlotte for 11 years. Mrs. Carpenter was also an active member of North Port United Church of Christ where she loved to sing in the choir.

She is survived by children, Walter Carpenter of Sawyer, Mich., Beth Devroy of Ada, Mich., Lisa Carpenter of Michigan City, and John Carpenter of North Port; grandchildren; Boyd, Jesse and Miles Edson of Michigan City, David, Scott, Daniel and Maria Devroy of Ada; and nieces, nephews and a wide circle of friends. She was preceded in death by her mother; and her husband.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at the North Port United Church of Christ, 3450 S. Biscayne, North Port, FL 34287. Please visit to leave the family your thoughts, memories and condolences on the online guestbook.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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