Maurice A. Descarpenter, 96, of Taylorville passed away November 06, 2012 at 6:58am at Memorial Medical Center. He was born June 10, 1916 in Roanoke, IL, the son of Constant and Aline Maquet DesCarpenter. He married Maragret Cooper in 1936 and she preceded him in 1951 and then married Alice Anderson in 1953 in Edinburg. He first became a journeyman pressman in the printing and graphic arts union, McCall Corporation in Dayton, OH, and printer at the Breeze Courier and retired after 43 years in 1982. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lutheran Lamens League, VFW Post #4495, involved in scouts for over 20 years, Order of the Arrow, Silver Beaver, and received the National Lutheran Lamb Award, selected Taylorville's outstanding citizen in 1980.

He is survived by his wife; son, Jeffery A. DesCarpenter of Springfield; daughters, Jill A. Cox of Taylorville, and Michelle A. Ettenger of Alpharetta, GA; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceeded by parents, first wife, son, Terry DesCarpenter and son in law Terry Cox.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am Monday November 12, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Bloomquist officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held Sunday November 11, 2012 from 3pm to 6pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangments by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Sign on-line guest book at Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Preschool.

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