Geneva was born October 23, 1926, Hugoton, KS to James Edwin and Reba Martha (Neathery) Webber. She became a member of United Methodist Church of Hugoton, Kansas in 1934. Her length of membership was amazing! The total years she belonged to that one church was 89 years.
After she graduated from Hugoton High School in 1944, she attended Friends University in Wichita, KS. In 1948 she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. She continued her education at St. Francis Hospital School of Medical Technology, Wichita, where she became a Registered Technologist (A.S.C.P.) She was first employed at Wichita Clinic in Wichita.
Geneva and James Walter Carpenter were united in marriage on September 4, 1949, at Epworth Methodist Church in Wichita.
They moved to Hugoton in 1950. Geneva was employed at Stevens County Hospital. Later she worked at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses. She attended Barton County Community College and became a Licensed Rehabilitative Aide in 1981 and began working for Pioneer Manor, Hugoton, as a Physical Therapist.
Geneva and James were blessed with three daughters: Martha Thomas, Hugoton; Melanie McPhillips, Wichita; and Jodell Green, Enid, OK.
She enjoyed reading, writing poems and stories, riding her bicycle, working in her yard, camping and vacations at the family cabin in Colorado (where she loved trout fishing and hiking). Time spent with family and friends was very special to her. Geneva’s most favorite activity was dressing up for Halloween! Many years she was a witch with the most detailed costume imaginable. She was a KU Basketball Fan and watched every game on television! She knew all the players by name and all about them and Coach Bill Self, too!
Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, James E. and Reba M. Webber; husband, James W. Carpenter; brothers, James D. and Robert L. Webber; grand-daughter, Marsha (McPhillips) Beard; son-in-law, Randy Green; and great-grandson, Gage M. McGuire.
Geneva is survived by three daughters: Martha Thomas (Ronald), Hugoton; Melanie McPhillips, Wichita; and Jodell Green, Enid, OK. Grandchildren: Rene’ (Thomas) Brown (Ty), Concordia; Ricki (Thomas) Harbour (Jarrod), Garden City; Duana (Thomas) Tatro, Tyrone, OK; Dustin Thomas (Jennifer), Winston-Salem, NC; Angela (Green) Drumm (Christian), Gaithersburg, MD; Michelle Green, Tulsa, OK; John Green (Kate), Atlanta, GA; Micah McPhillips (Tara), Haysville. Great-Grandchildren: Nathan Brown (Kayla), Manhattan; Justin Brown, David Brown, Rebekah Brown, Concordia; Austin Biggerstaff (Shaelyn), Tulsa, OK; Kyle Biggerstaff, Garden City; Lacey Biggerstaff (Adrian Gracia, Fiancé), McPherson; Luke Biggerstaff, Concordia; Ambyr (Tatro) Petersen (Alex), Abilene; Jocelyn Woerner, Superior, NE; Rily Thomas, Winston-Salem, NC; Trinity Warren, Shawnee, OK; Felecia Beard, Shawnee, OK; Clay Beard, Oklahoma City, OK; Trent, Alexis, Gabriel, Logan, Saijah, Haysville; Zoe, Geneva, Margaret, Gaithersburg, MD; Eden, John, Atlanta, GA. Great-Great-Grandchildren: Liam, Rylee, Manhattan; Logan, Piper, Ridley, Abilene; Jonah, Shawnee, OK.
Memorials has been established for the Friends University, Attn: University Advancement, Health Science Department, Class of 1948, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213 and United Methodist Church, Hugoton in care of Robson Funeral Home, P. O. Box 236, Hugoton, KS 67951.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 10:30 A.M. at United Methodist Church, in Hugoton, with Pastor Wesly Young presiding. Burial to follow at Hugoton Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, from 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. at Robson Funeral Home, 314 S Van Buren St, Hugoton. The family will receive family and friends from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Robson Funeral Home.
Robson Funeral Home of Hugoton is overseeing the arrangements.