Kathleen Eckelt, age 69, of Joppa, Maryland passed away on June 16, 2023 at Brightview Perry Hall in Perry Hall, Maryland. Born in Salisbury, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Jacqueline Marie (Mumford) Carpenter. Kathleen worked as a registered nurse where she helped with the rape victims at Mercy Hospital. She was also a fraud investigator for the state of Delaware. She had a book written about her "A Face First" from her inspiration and her work at the burn unit at Baltimore Regional Burn Center and was interviewed by Oprah about her work there. Politics was a subject she enjoyed, as well as music, specifically Shania Twain and the Beach Boys, and she loved to attend a good outdoor summer concert. She spent many summers in New England.
Kathleen is survived by her husband Carl Eckelt; daughter, Jennifer Hicks; son, Michael Eckelt; grandchildren, Emily (Matthew Lovegrove) Hicks, Sabrina (Tyler) Walker, Abigail Hicks, and Brianna-Lee Hicks; two brothers, Jerry Carpenter, David Deans; and sister, Nikki Addams.