- November 11, 1915 - August 10, 2012
- Clarinda, Iowa
of Charlene's Passing
- In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Clarinda Foundation.
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Bill....I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I was gone on vacation and just now learned of her death on my return home. Sorry for the late condolences. You have been a good friend since Jr High. Hope you and all of your family are adjusting to the sorrow and loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Posted by: Kenny McClarnon - College Springs, IA - friend Aug 19, 2012
My Aunt Charlene was a wonderful lady who will be missed dearly! She gave me her cinnamon roll recipe years and years ago and I have made those cinnamon rolls every Christmas for my 2 daughters (now 23 and 19) and they share the memory of Aunt Charlene as well, thru those rolls! She always made those for me when I would go to visit my Grandma Engleka, Doris, who was her sister. We would also go to the A&W
Posted by: Kim Taylor - Tulare, CA - Great Niece Aug 13, 2012
I'm sitting here looking through all the pictures of Aunt Charlene as I know her funeral is in process. There are tears in my eyes but knowing that she is with Claire and her sister Doris is such a comfort. Our daughters loved their Aunt Charlene and their only regret was that they did't live close enough to spend more time with her. I know this time is hard for Elaine, Ruth Ann and Bill but I also know they have all the wonderful memories that she gave them. Our prayers and love are with all of you. Judy Engleka
Posted by: Judy Engleka - Visalia, CA - Wife of Charlene's nephew Merle Aug 13, 2012
Elaine and Family,
We were sorry to read of your mother's passing. Wish we could have been with you this morning but unfortunately we were gone all weekend and did not read the obituary until late last night.
Please know we are thinking of you.
Love, Norma and Ron
Posted by: Norma and Ron Dougan - Trenton, MO - friend Aug 13, 2012
Elaine - So sorry to hear of your mother's death. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers. Love U
Posted by: Penny Reil - Friend of Elaine Hilsabeck Aug 11, 2012
Charlene was a wonderful women. A Grandmother to me and my
sons. I loved staying all night at her house and spending the weekend.
I loved playing dominos with her and all the Mince Meat pies she made
me. I loved Thanksgiving at her house and the best memory I have is when
instead of saying grace she had us go around the table and each say
what we were grateful for. I know she will be grately missed. My prayers
are with all her family.
Posted by: Anita Hilsabeck - Kansas City , KS Aug 10, 2012