F. Lorene Carvin 1928-2014

HOWLAND – F. Lorene Carvin, 85, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Shepherd of the Valley, Howland.

She was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 4, 1928, and was the adopted daughter of the late Loren and Florence Schell Piercey.

Lorene was a graduate of Branksome Hall, a private girls school in Toronto in 1947, and moved with her parents to Poplar Bluff, Mo., where she worked as a practical nurse.

She met her husband, Walter, while working as a waitress at Heart Lake Conference Center near Scranton, Pa. Lorene married him on New Year’s Eve 1949. With her husband in the ministry, the couple lived in Philadelphia, Utica, N.Y., Newark, N.J., Princeton, N.J., and for the last 40 years, here in Warren.

Lorene worked for many years as secretary for Household Carriers Bureau in Warren and was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Warren from 1972-1988, when her husband retired from pastoral work.

She also was a member of the Neighborhood Ministries of Campbell, a mission of the American Baptist Church teaching young girls to sew and later teaching older women to quilt while active in women’s work with the Ohio Baptist Churches. She was an expert seamstress and made all three daughters’ wedding dresses. She was an excellent cook, homemaker, and loved to entertain guests and give parties.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Carvin; daughters, Rose Lorene Miller of Munn Hall, Pa., Elizabeth Manno of Hatboro, Pa., and Rebecca Carvin of Manhattan, N.Y.; son, Paul Carvin of South Euclid; sister, Gloria Biznek of Staunton, Ill.; granddaughter, Karen Manno; and grandsons, Kevin Manno, Zachery Miller, Turner Carvin and Matthew Carvin.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. J. Jeffery Baker officiating. Friends are invited for visitation one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren, OH 44483.

Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services Co., 271 North Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481; 330-393-9621. Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to view this obituary, send condolences and order flowers.

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