Carmen Paige Techau
Aug. 31, 1999 Oct. 5, 2018
Carmen Paige Techau, 19 years, of Anderson, Mo., passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018, in Warrensburg, Mo. Carmen was born August 31, 1999, in West Monroe, La., to David and Tamara Techau. Carmen was a freshman at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., studying Graphic Design.
Carmen attended school and made many friends in Wilton, Iowa, Milan, Mo., and McDonald County. In 2018 Carmen graduated from McDonald County High School where she played the trumpet and bass drum in the band, was a light tech for the MCHS Performing Arts Center. After graduation, Carmen traveled to Europe and spent her summer with family and friends before beginning her first semester at UCM in August. One of Carmen’s favorite hobbies was taking photos, a love she got from her parents and family; she also enjoyed spending time with friends hanging out.
Carmen was preceded in death by her mother, Tamara; paternal grandparents, Wilbur and Vodra Techau; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Linda McCracken; and one Uncle, Bob Techau.
Carmen is survived by her father, David Techau of Anderson, Mo.; three sisters, Dustie Slover and husband Tim of Macon, Christy Dover and husband Terry of Laclede, Kayla Goines of Noel; four brothers, Kyle Techau and wife Betsy of Laclede; Jesse Goines and wife Cynthia of Dennison, IA, Garrett Techau of Noel, Brenton Enyard of Macon; and Aunts, Pam and husband Bill Cosby of Bevier, Sherie and husband Paul Bork of Macon, Paula McCracken of Pineville and Brenda Techau of Brookfield; Uncles, Gene Techau and friend Debbie of Galesburg, Ill., and Richard Techau and wife Sherry of Brookfield; several nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends from Wilton, Iowa, Milan, Mo., and McDonald County, Mo.
Funeral services for Carmen were 11 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Hutton McElwain Funeral Home in Macon, Mo., with the Rev. Gene Stueve officiating. Burial was in the East Oakwood Cemetery in Bevier. Visitation was 10 a.m., until the time of service, at the funeral home in Macon. Those honoring her life by being pallbearers were Aaron Cosby, Alex Cosby and Andrew Cosby, Garrett Techau, Kyle Techau and Terry Dover and honorary bearer was Brenton Enyard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Carmen, can be made to the funeral home or to the University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Mo.