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Marj Carpenter suffers broken hip in fall

Date 30 Nov 2000 12:25:07

Note #6281 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:


Marj Carpenter suffers broken hip in fall

by Jerry L. Van Marter

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Marj Carpenter, known to most Presbyterians for her
tireless advocacy of Presbyterian mission, suffered a broken hip Nov. 28 in
a fall outside her home in Big Spring, Texas.

	Carpenter told the Presbyterian News Service she was getting into a
friend's car when the brake slipped and threw her to the ground. "The driver
feels much worse about this than I do," she said.

	She will undergo surgery in the next few days in Dallas and then will be
transferred to a physical rehabilitation center for several weeks.

	Carpenter was director of the Presbyterian News Service for 15 years until
her retirement in 1993 and then was elected moderator of the 1995 General
Assembly.  For many years she has maintained a rigorous public speaking
schedule, lifting up Presbyterian mission in thousands of congregations,
hundreds of presbyteries and countless other church gatherings.  She has
visited mission sites in 100 countries.

	Greetings and well wishes can be sent to Marj Carpenter in care of her
daughter Carolyn Stewart, 831 Mullins, Lewisville, TX 75057.

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