Carmen Blanche (Fischer) PapenJanuary 6th, 2021
Carmen Blanche (Fischer) Papen, 78, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020, at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born February 27, 1942, in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late Oscar and Florence (Wyss) Fischer. She was a 1960 graduate of Jamestown High School. She was united in marriage on June 10, 1961, in California, Missouri to Michael Papen, who still survives. Carmen worked for the Missouri Farm Bureau, Jamestown Schools, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from which she retired in November 2001. Carmen loved her family more than anything. She enjoyed piddling around the house, traveling, fishing with Mike, dogs, reading, running errands with her son, Andy, on Saturday mornings and University of Missouri sports. She and Mike were Mizzou basketball season ticket holders for many years. She once had to have surgery during the basketball season and scheduled the surgery so that she would miss the fewest games. She loved the fall of the year, and the holiday season in December, when she would spend much time decorating the house with her huge collection of Christmas decorations. Survivors include her husband, Mike Papen, Jefferson City, and a son, Andy Papen, Jefferson City. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Florence (Wyss) Fischer; and her daughter-in-law, Lois Papen, all of whom she greatly missed. Graveside services were held Monday, January 4, 2021, at the Grace United Methodist Cemetery, Jamestown, Missouri, with the Rev. Joe Laprise officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Samaritan Center, Jefferson City, Missouri. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.