Reba Joann Carpenter

COLUMBIANA – Reba Joann Carpenter, 80, of Columbiana, died Friday Oct. 25, 2013 at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

She was born Oct. 23, 1933 in Silver Hill, W. Va., a daughter of the late William and Blanche (Ramsey) Long.

Joann was a homemaker and Methodist by faith.

Survivors include two sons, Kim (Jacki) Matthews of Salem and Tom (Diane) Young of Leetonia: three daughters, Kerry (Rick) Antram of New Waterford, Verna Jo (Dave) Jones of Columbiana and Tracy (Rick) Whitacre of Leetonia: six grandchildren, Kimberly (Herman) Wilkes of Lisbon, Stacey Jo (Rich) Caldwell of Salem, Valarie Young, Kelsie (Harry) Jones of Columbiana, Seth Antram of Jacksonville, N.C., Kory (Amanda) Whitacre of Richlands, N.C.; and six great grandchildren, Kyle McVay, Madison Wilkes, Kaleb Caldwell, Tristin Caldwell, Tallen Jones and Rylynn Whitacre.

Two brothers, Nile Richard Long and Donald Long, an infant brother, and a grandson, Danny Alan Matthews,preceded her in death.

Per her request, there will be no services or visitation.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. View this obituary and send condolences online at


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