Carmen Stiltner Ceccanti

12:12 pm March 26th, 2013

With love and respect, we announce the passing of our mother, Carmen Ceccanti. Carmen passed away peacefully on March 13, 2013 to be with her Lord in heaven. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Emilio (Mel) Ceccanti.
Born and raised in Morton, Wash., Carmen married Mel in June 1944 and spent most of her married life on a farm near Elbe, Wash. After retiring, they enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, spending their winters in Yuma, Ariz. A good card game could always be had at their home, where Carmen could fix a meal and never miss a deal. They moved from the farm to Eatonville, Wash. and spent 20 years enjoying the small town. When visiting at dinner time, you were always invited to enjoy a meal with them.
She is survived by her four children: Mary Lou and Ron Franzen, Judy and Jim Flanders, Karen and Tom Smallwood, and Mel and Betsy Ceccanti. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and also a great-great-grandchild.
She had a special affinity in her heart for children. She had a great sense of humor and was generous, kind, gentle and had compassion for her family and friends. Carmen lived a life that was a wonderful Christian example for her family.

2 Responses to Carmen Stiltner Ceccanti

  1. Diane Purdy Arnold Reply

    April 7, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Dad (Neal Purdy) & I send our condolences to all of the family:… we know what a huge hole has been left in all of your hearts with your Mom/Grandma/GGrandma & GGGGrandma’s death . Her memories & love will stay with all of your lives…she will never be forgotten. Your strength to get thru each of the remaining days, will come from each other….

  2. Linda Holden Garber Reply

    June 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    My condolences to all the family. It is so hard to lose your parents. Hope everyone is doing all right.

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