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Carmen Frances Klenke

October 29, 1956 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 65)


Carmen Frances Klenke, age 65 of Knoxville, TN passed away on Saturday January 22nd, 2022. 


She was born in Wailuku, Hawaii and is preceded in death by her parents Melchor and Esther Carpio and brother John.


She is survived by her brothers Michael (Nancy) Carpio, Jason (SueAnn) Carpio, Ian (Dawn) Carpio and sister Essie (Allen) Hendrix. She was a loving mother to her children Christopher Edwards, Maria Klenke, Jennifer Klenke, and Michelle (Graham Gordon) Klenke, and beloved TuTu (grandmother) to her granddaughter Kianna McMahan. Carmen loved with a big heart and she also leaves behind the father of her children, Danny Klenke and significant other, Doug Norris.


She loved to travel, especially to her most favorite place, the beach and always kept an Aloha Spirit and big smile with her.


She retired from Walmart in Sevierville after 25 years and kept in touch with her Walmart #578 family.


She is dearly loved and missed by all who had the honor of knowing her and were able to be a part of her life.

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