November 22, 2017
Judith Ann “Judy” Koplock Carpenter, age 78, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. A medical technologist, she retired from Memorial Hospital in 2001 after 23 years of service in the lab. She was a graduate of Canton Lincoln High School and received a medical technology degree from Carnegie College in Cleveland. A member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, she enjoyed reading, golfing, crocheting and playing bridge. As a youth, she played baseball and also ran track. A loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she cherished supporting her grandchildren in all of their activities. She loved her dog, Suki and her grand-dogs. She was born January 24, 1939 in Canton to the late George and Lillian (Bialota) Koplock. She was also predeceased by a brother, Thomas Koplock; a grandson, Joshua Carl Carpenter; and a nephew, Trent Koplock. She is survived by her children, Leesa (William) Hattori of Black Mountain, North Carolina, Michael (Lynn) Carpenter of Lima, Ohio, John (Kim) Carpenter of Bellefontaine and Marla (Neil) Nicol of Marysville; her grandchildren, Liliana Carpenter, Alecia Carpenter, Jackson Carpenter, Chase Carpenter, Amanda (Ryan) Kerns, Lauren (Matthew) Ricker, Austin Carpenter, Caleb Nicol and Krista Nicol; her great-grandchildren, Illa, Cecilia, Silas and Thea; sister-in-law, Sylvia Koplock; two nieces, Luren Koplock (Jon) Disser and Karina (Dominic) Koplock Belli; a nephew, Todd Koplock; and many other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Kevin Kavanagh will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Health Foundation or the Friends of the Marysville Public Library. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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