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Charlene Tuttle - Lucas KS
1/27/1932 - 6/25/2012

Charlene Fern (Thomas) Tuttle passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Via Christi Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas, after injuries in a car accident. She was 80 years and 5 months old.

Charlene was born on January 27, 1932, the youngest of three daughters, to Roscoe Nimon Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Remus on a farm near Hunter, Kansas.

Charlene attended Elm Valley Grade School and Hunter High School, where she graduated in 1949. After graduation, she attended Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kansas, and graduated in Business.

On September 28, 1952, Charlene was married to Wey Smith Tuttle at the Grace Chapel Methodist Church in Hunter, Kansas. They worked for a time in Salina, Kansas, and then moved to the family farm in Lincoln County. In 1954, their daughter Camie was born, and in 1956 their son Dale Allen. In September, 2002, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed almost 59 years together, until Wey's death in August, 2011.

Charlene was a faithful member of Grace Chapel United Methodist Church in Hunter, Kansas, where she was involved in various activities and most recently, in the card ministry. In addition to her family and the church, another important part of Charlene's life was helping Wey on the farm. She often drove trucks of wheat to Hunter during harvest and helped with planting wheat in the fall. Charlene enjoyed raising poodles and shelties, and was involved with Creative Memories scrapbooking.

 Charlene was a good cook, and especially enjoyed planning and preparing large family dinners with both sides of the family. Charlene was very kind and patient, a loving wife, and mother. In recent years she spent much time visiting others in the hospital and nursing homes. She always asked what she could do to help someone else, and she will be greatly missed.

Charlene was preceded in death by her husband Wey, her parents, one sister Ivamae Berry, her son Dale Allen, and her grandson Tim Ingelin. Charlene is survived by one daughter Camie (and Mark) Ingelin of Independence, Kentucky, one sister Betty  (Harold) McGee of Beloit, one sister-in-law Mary Lee Sulsar of Hunter, brother-in-law Melvin Berry of Hunter, many nieces and nephews, and other family and friends.

Visitation - 1-7:00 P.M. Friday, June 29, 2012, at Hall Chapel in Lincoln, with family present 5-7:00 P.M.

Services - 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Grace Chapel United Methodist Church in Hunter, with interment following in Greenwood Union Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Grace Chapel United Methodist Church.

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