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THE WESTERN STAR, 18 June 1943
Obituary of RICHARD DUANE CARPENTER
DEATH OF A LITTLE BOY

Richard Duane Carpenter, who with his twin sister, Darlene, had their tonsils removed last Monday morning in the Glenn hospital, passed away about 3 p.m., the result, it is thought, of a blood clot.

Funeral services were held at the R. L. Lees home west of Coldwater at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning and were in charge of Rev. Herschel Thornburg, pastor of the Prairie Vale Friends church, in the absence of
the family's pastor, Rev. M. W. Parker of the Methodist church, who was out of town. Mrs. Thornburg sang a solo, "Jewels."

The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Carpenter, left with the body in the afternoon for Milo, Mo., where interment was made.

Richard Duane Carpenter was born in Pratt, Kansas, October 28, 1938, and passed away in this city June 14, 1943, at the age of 4 years, 7 months and 12 days. Richard Duane was an unusually bright and lovable child and he and his twin sister sang together beautifully in many occasions. They were favorites of the entire community and the death of Richard Duane was a deep shock to everyone. Their last song together, "In the Garden," was sung at a Children's Day program the evening before Richard Duane's death. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community goes out to the
sorrowing relatives.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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