Descends from John William son of Henry and Rebecca (LaRue) Carpenter
The Star Press
Friday, July 18, 2003
Eunice M. Weed, 94
MUNCIE - Eunice M. Weed, 94, Muncie, died Tuesday evening at the Muncie Health
She was born in Gary, the daughter of Martha Belle Johnson Carpenter and Henry
Carpenter. Eunice grew up in Iowa, lived in Wisconsin and moved to New Castle,
where she graduated from New Castle High School in 1928. She began her career
working for Muncie Mayor George Dale. She then worked for Muncie Products and
later, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration. She was
transferred to Ohio and worked there until she retired in 1971.
After retirement, she and her husband were named curators of Campbell Mansion,
Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va. The Campbell Mansion, a scenic museum place
annually visited by people from throughout the nation and world, was the
rambling, picturesque, 27-room home of Alexander Campbell. Campbell was the
founder and first president of Bethany College and one of the principal founders
of America's largest indigenous religious group, the Christian Church (Disciples
She was on the committee that formed the Southside Christian Church where she
was a charter member. She also served as secretary and vice president of the
National Association of Retired Federal Employees; did volunteer work for Dr.
Roach at the Muncie Eye Center; worked at Fran's House of Ceramics and enjoyed
sewing, quilting, ceramics and quoting poetry.
Survivors include two daughters, Martha A. Porter (husband: Daniel), Muncie, and
Frances Ann Reynolds (husband: Jim), Muncie; one granddaughter, Pamela Jeanne
Wyrick (husband: Tommy), Dallas, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Jessica L.
Tatum, Dawn Cloyd, Jamie Conyers, Joseph Porter, Jonathan Porter and Deborah Joy
Zehringer; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James B. Martin in 1967; her
second husband, Raymond E. Weed in 1972; a step-son, Paul R. Weed in 2001; one
brother, John Carpenter in 1995; and two grandsons, James D. Reynolds in 1967
and Daniel J. Porter in 1993.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday in The Meeks Mortuary Chapel with Dr.
James P. Day officiating. Burial will follow in the Elm Ridge Cemetery. Friends
may call at The Meeks Mortuary from 4 until 6 p.m., Sunday or an hour before the
services on Monday.
Memorials may be directed to the R.E. and Eunice Weed Scholarship Endowment
Fund, c/o of Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va. Online condolences to the family
may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .