Virginia Diane Carpenter

Virginia Diane Carpenter, 69, of Columbia, MO, passed away peacefully at home on February 2, 2018, surrounded by her family. A daughter of the late Dave and Lenore (Savitz) Meyers, Virginia was born in Chicago, IL. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in English from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. She was passionate about reading, gardening and needle crafts. She is survived by her four wonderful children, Benjamin (Rebecca), Joshua, Daniel and Kimberly. She is also survived by granddaughters Abigaile and Juniper Harris and Vivian Carpenter.


A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2pm at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson Street, Columbia, MO 65203. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Daniel Boone Regional Library in Virginia’s name. Share stories and condolences with the family online at www.heartlandcremation.com573-442-7850.


  1. Rebecca Carpenter on February 11, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    My condolences to all of Aunt Ginny’s children and granddaughters on the passing of your Mom. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter your age. I pray for your peace and comfort as you continue your life journey without your Mom. May God’s peace be with you. Cherish the memories you created with your Mom. I will always remember her for her caring and loving nature. Love always Aunt Becky

  2. Edward Ricciotti on February 11, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Your mother was everyone’s mom. It saddens me that she has passed and condolences to your entire family. She was such a caring person and I hope that is legacy that people will remember of Mrs. Carpenter.

  3. Bryan Miller on February 15, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I can only hope Virginia realized how many lives that she touched. Like Mr. Ricciotti stated, “she was everyone’s mom” come thick or thin. Many a night were spent around the dining room table, smoking cigarettes, drinking coffee and spilling out my life’s problems. As the wise sage that she was, she would just sit and listen… offering her advice when it was much needed, necessary, and greatly appreciated. You really did touch all of us and will not be forgotten. Thank you.

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