Carmen Emilia Peña Meneses of Mountain Grove, Missouri, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 24, 2021, in Willow Springs, Missouri.
She was born on September 4, 1937, in New York, New York.
Carmen was united in marriage and to this union four children were born: Celeste, Walter Michael, Cathy, and Caryn, whom she adored and raised with love and strength.
She lived most of her adult life in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Carmen dedicated much of her life to helping others and worked as a home health coordinator for 30 years prior to retiring. The job she loved most was being a mother and grandmother. One of Carmen’s hobbies was sewing. She made different clothes for her children, grandchildren and other family members. One of her favorite pastimes was to read.
In 2018, she rededicated her life to her faith and Jesus Christ.
Carmen is survived by her four children, Celeste Meneses of East Chester, New York, Walter Michael Meneses and wife Mary of Bowling Green, Ohio, Cathy Lewis of Cabool, Missouri, and Caryn Meneses and Joey of Woodbury, Connecticut; eight grandchildren, Laura Lewis and Jake, Matthew Lewis and wife Idalis, Abby Rossi and husband Chris, Philip Meneses and wife Marie, Catherine Meneses and fiancé Chris, Emma and Tara Meneses, and Austin Kinder; and one great-grandchild, Elliott Meneses. She will also be missed by the additional family and friends she brought together with the love, kindness, and joy she was known for.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove, with Jay Dyck officiating. Song selections were “What A Day That Will Be” and “Heaven’s Now My Home.” Cremation and service were under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.
The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Carmen.