Phyllis Whitmer Carper

May 14, 1925December 26, 2020

Phyllis Whitmer Carper, 95, was called to her home in Heaven December 26, 2020. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.

Phyllis was born on May 14, 1925 to parents M. Galen Whitmer and Rosa Cline Whitmer in Mt. Sidney, VA.

She is survived by her husband, Bill, of 75 years, William B. Carper, Sr.; daughters, Geralene C. Pryor (Jim), Ann E. C. Homan (George), son, William B. Carper, Jr. (Barbara); five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a younger sister, Eloise Shull.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Affectionately referred to as “Sarge” by close family, she was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved large family gatherings, especially Carper Christmas, which she held faithfully for 50 years.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only close family will be able to attend the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Bell Tower Fund of Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonburg, VA.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • William B. "Bill" Carper, Sr., Husband
  • Geralene C. Pryor (Jim), Daughter
  • Ann E. C. Homan (George), Daughter
  • William B. Carper, Jr. (Barbara), Son
  • Five, Grandchildren
  • Seven, Great-Grandchildren
  • Eloise Shull, Younger Sister
  • Rosa Cline Whitmer, Mother (deceased)
  • M. Galen Whitmer, Father (deceased)
  • Three, Sisters (deceased)
  • Two, Brothers (deceased)

  • Asbury United Methodist Church Bell Tower Fund


  • All Services Will Be Private.


Phyllis Whitmer Carper

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Ron Hiserman

January 9, 2021

Ann and George and family

My prayers and thoughts are with you during these most difficult days. Your Mom lived a long rich life and you will keep so many memories with you for the rest of your life. GOD Bless, Ronnie

Jim and Lena Fratz

December 30, 2020

We cherish wonderful memories of our dear friend, Phyllis.
Bill, please know that you and your family are in our prayers for God's comfort during this sad time.
Our loving condolences,
Jim and Lena

Diane Schwalbach

December 29, 2020

The Carper family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Diane Schwalbach & Scott Murray

Lewis Whitmer

December 28, 2020

Phyllis was my first cousin. I remember the Whitmer family reunions at Uncle Galen's.