Alice Viola Anderson DesCarpenter, 90, formerly of Taylorville, passed away peacefully at 9:20 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015 at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, GA.
She was born August 28, 1924 in Decatur, IL to James Otis Dewey Anderson and Hazel Estelle (Lemon) Anderson. Alice graduated from Edinburg High School in 1943 and from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield in 1945. As a young Nurse Cadet during WWII she worked in a California Army Hospital and later in Chicago at Cook County and Passavant (now Northwestern Memorial) Hospitals. She attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. She married Maurice DesCarpenter of Taylorville at Edinburg Christian Church on March 28, 1953. Alice worked as a Registered Nurse doing private duty care for several Taylorville residents and later at Meadow Manor Nursing Home as charge nurse and as Director of Nursing for over 20 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. In 2013, Alice relocated to Roswell, GA and was welcomed into the community of Elmcroft Senior Living.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice DesCarpenter on November 06, 2012. She is survived by daughter, Jill Cox of Taylorville; son, Jeffrey DesCarpenter of Taylorville and daughter Michelle Ettenger of Alpharetta, GA. She is also survived by her sister, Pauline Hains of Kansas City, KS and her brother Dwight Anderson of Springfield, IL; her grandchildren, Steven (Amanda) Gilpin of Forsyth, IL, Marc (Sheila) Gilpin of Marietta, GA, Aaron Dean of Taylorville, Jennifer (Chuck) Martz of Indianola, IA, April (Mark) Hannant of Taylorville, Bonnie Ward of Wichita, KS and Paula Galvan of Rosenberg, TX; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also preceded in death by brothers William Anderson and Maynard Anderson and sisters Dorthy Talucci, Eugenia Cox, Colleen Armintrout, and Betty Sealock.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church 1010 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville will be assisting the family with arrangements.