Beverly Joe Carpenter, 83, of Rochester

Beverly Joe Carpenter, 83, Rochester, passed away at 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at her residence.

Born on June 8, 1939, in Rochester, Indiana, she was the daughter of Harold Ray and Florence W. “Betty” (Powers) Price.  On January 23, 1969, in Rochester, Indiana, she was married to Kent Eugene Carpenter, and he preceded her in death on December 2, 1987. 

She was retired from Hart Schaffner & Marx in Rochester, Indiana.  She loved line-dancing, and for many years, taught classes around the area.

Survivors include three children, Kellie Jo Gillenwater, Rick Dawson Carpenter, and Kent Eugene Carpenter, Jr.; five grandchildren, Kimberly, Joshua, Shannay, Taylor, and Jaden; three step-grandchildren, Ashley, Rachelle, and Eugene; and one sister, Bea Stephenson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Barbara Jones.

There will be no services or visitation.  

In honoring Beverly’s wishes, cremation arrangements have been handled by McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana.  Condolences may be sent online at