Carmen Pieper, 74, of Vincennes, passed away April 29, 2021, at Good Samaritan.
She was born Jan. 5, 1947, in Huancayo, Peru. She married Ray Pieper on Aug. 15, 1970, in Huancayo, Peru.
She was preceded in death by her father, Juan Montero; her mother, Antonia Montero; and a sister, Aida Montero.
She is survived by her husband, Ray Pieper of Vincennes; daughter and son-in-law, Angela Mueller and John Mueller of Cumming, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, John Pieper and Rebecca Wallihan of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Jackson and Sloane Mueller of Cumming, Georgia, and Dylan and Evan Pieper of Columbus, Ohio; siblings, Ana Montero, Oscar Montero, Juan Montero, Julia Montero, Pedro Montero, Isabel Montero, Maya Montero and brother-in-law, Wendell and Carol Pieper of Frisco, Texas.
Carmen was born in Huancayo, Peru, and married Ray in her childhood home of Huancayo. Shortly after the wedding, the couple relocated to Jeffersonville for a short time and eventually settled in Vincennes where they made their home for the next 50 years. Along with being a wife, mother and grandmother, Carmen was a locally well-known seamstress who worked out of her home for a large portion of her career, working on projects for large bridal parties and ventures with Illusions Bridal & Prom and the former Gates Bridal shop down to small projects, such as repairing a stuffed animal. Carmen was also a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ. Carmen enjoyed knitting, crocheting along with all types of crafting.
Carmen will be sadly missed by those who love her. A visitation will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 606 N. 5th St, Vincennes, with a memorial service to immediately follow.