Lori L. (Sweeting) Carpenter, 38, of North Fairfield, died early Saturday morning, April 26, 2008 in her home.
She was born Jan. 7, 1969, in Willard, and was a lifelong area resident. She attended North Fairfield United Methodist Church and was a 1987 graduate of South Central High School where she was class president grades 9-12, was Junior Prom Princess and Senior Prom Queen and played basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, and ran cross country, track and hurdles. She had been active in 4-H and Brownies and Girl Scouting.
She was a 1992 graduate of Bowling Green State University. She was a Licensed Social Worker and was dedicated to helping children at risk. She was the WIA Youth Job Developer in the Success for Youth Program at EHOVE Ghrist Adult Career Center. She was a former social worker for the Alternative Resources for Kids program. She was an Avon Representative, a beauty control products representative, enjoyed home and garden parties and was an avid Cleveland Cavaliers fan.
She is survived by her husband of 14 years, Michael S. Carpenter of North Fairfield and by her son, Dalton C. Carpenter, at home. She is also survived by her parents, Richard E. "Dick" and Joy M. (Montgomery) Sweeting of North Fairfield and by her brothers and sisters-in law, Jeffrey L. and Jennie Sweeting of Shelby, Ohio, Mark A. and Laura Sweeting and Steven S. and Sue Sweeting, all of North Fairfield. She was a role model and mentor for her many nieces and nephews and the many young people whose lives she touched.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday in North Fairfield United Methodist Church, 105 W. Main St., North Fairfield, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Linda Masters will officiate. Interment will be in North Fairfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Fairfield United Methodist Church; the EHOVE Scholarship Fund; or the Dalton C. Carpenter College Fund.
Condolences may be made by going to edwalkerfuneralhome.com.