Jane M. Carpenter, 89, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Springs of Life Foursquare Church in Cedar Rapids. Pastors Lynn and Karmen Furrow will officiate. Burial at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 5 to
7 p.m. on Monday and at the church after
10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Survivors include three daughters, Lea Ann Arreola of Kansas City, Mo., and Jenora Malamphy and Mary Strawn (Rick), all of Cedar Rapids; two sons, Kevin (Debbie) Malamphy of Cedar Rapids and Steve (Su) Malamphy of Anna, Texas; a brother, Eardley Bell of Cedar Rapids; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernadette and Ellyn; four brothers, John, Elwyn, Ernie and Pete; a son-in-law, Manny Arreola; and two stepsons, Frank Jr. and David Carpenter.
Jane was born on June 1, 1929, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Gilbert and Goldie Decker Bell. She married Boyd Malamphy in Cedar Rapids. He passed away in 1959. She later married Frank Carpenter in Preston, Minn. He passed away in 2008.
Jane worked for North American Van Lines and retired from there after 30 years of service. She was a member of Springs of Life Foursquare Church.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking and cake decorating. In her younger years, she was a state champion trumpet player.
Jane forever will be remembered as a wonderful and caring wife, mother, sister and grandmother whose memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her. A memorial fund has been established. Please leave a message or tribute to the family on the web page www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.