June 13, 2013
CARMEN D. COCHENOUR
(10/4/1977 - 6/6/2013)
Carmen D. Cochenour, age 35, of Williamstown, MO, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
Carmen was born October 4, 1977, in Memphis, MO, a daughter of Jerry and Brenda Brown Cochenour.
Survivors include a son, Coltin Wagers of the home and his father, Cory Wagers; her parents, Jerry and Brenda Cochenour of Arbela, MO; grandmother, Leta Brown of Kahoka, MO, one brother, Jeremy Cochenour of Keokuk, IA; and a sister, Kelly (Mrs. Derek Ambrose) of Memphis, MO; nieces and nephews: Nicholas, Carter, Olivia and Tallon Cochenour and Austin and Alyzabeth Ambrose; aunts and uncles: Mary Crader of Topeka, KS, Bobbie Cochenour of Arbela, MO, Shirley Lay of Lewistown, MO, Jerry Watts of Windsor, MO, Karen and Ronnie Busby of Luray, MO, Glenda Marley and Gary Whitaker of Revere, MO, Roy and Brenda Brown of Kahoka, MO, Debbie Rudd of Montrose, IA, Cathy and Randy Thomas of Arbela, MO, Beverly and Everett Frady of Kirksville, MO, Janet and Mark Mattingly of Memphis, MO, and Tami and Rick Townsend of Montrose, MO; as well as great-aunts and uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Reba Cochenour and Harold Brown.
Carmen was a 1996 graduate of Clark County R-I High School and worked most recently in home health care. Carmen loved her home and family. She was fortunate to spend each day with her son homeschooling him and sharing her love for outdoors. He was her closest friend. They spent a lot of time outdoors doing the things she loved, arrowhead hunting, looking for 4-leaf clover, working in her flowers and observing hummingbirds and the beauty of creation. She also collected angels. In the past year she and Cory had formed a business selling custom jewelry and tye-dye clothing, known as Carmen's Creative Creations.
It was Carmen's wish to be cremated. A Memorial Service celebrating her life was held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with words of comfort by Pastor Gary Whitaker. Special music was "Wonderwall", "I Will Survive" and "Over You".
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until time of services on Tuesday. Memorials were suggested for Coltin's education with checks made payable to Kelly Ambrose.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.