Jesse Mae Carpenter passed away quietly at the age of 95 August 23, 2019.

A private burial service will be held at a later date.

She was a resident of the Homestead Nursing facility in Penn Yan.

Jesse was born in Penn Yan on June 3, 1924.

She was predeceased by her two daughters, Roxanne Slater and Charla; and her siblings.

She is survived by her great-grandson, Steven Slater and other grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Jesse worked for several different employers in the community and eventually retired from Keuka College.

She had a love for nature and the great outdoors, and also had a heart for Native Americans. She was known for her independent and somewhat charismatic personality. She was a treasure to know.