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Charlotte Woolery

Saturday, July 18, 2009

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Charlotte Woolery
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlotte Woolery, 82 of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6- 8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Mrs. Woolery passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Charlotte Mary Woolery, the daughter of Floyd E. Wilkie and Alice M. (Pierce) Wilkie, was born Oct. 3, 1926, in Alpha, located in Fayette County. Her childhood years were spent in Eden Township near Waucoma, and later Alpha Consolidated School, where she received her early education. Her family later moved to northwest Iowa, where she continued her education, graduating from Lake Center High School in 1944.

Charlotte married Esley Earl Woolery on Dec. 31, 1944, at the Methodist Parsonage in Fostoria. Following their marriage, they lived in Spencer, where she worked at Scott's Store in Spencer from 1956 to 1976. She went to work at Grace United Methodist Church in 1976 and continued there until her initial retirement in 1997. Later, she worked at Longhouse Residence and volunteered at the Spencer Hospital and the Senior Center for many years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she was active as a Sunday school teacher for 27 years and was involved in the church circle. Charlotte was also an active member of the Disabled American Veteran's Auxiliary and was a charter member of the United Methodist Iowa Secretary's Organization.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Larry; a granddaughter, Cindy Menting; her husband, Earl in 1988; two brothers: Raymond and Vern Wilkie; and two sisters: Muriel and Mildred.

Charlotte is survived by one son, Randy Woolery and his wife, Cheri of Spencer; two daughters: Linda Menting and her husband, Marvin of Spencer, and Lori Henderson of Salt Lake City, Utah; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Dorothy Denny and her husband, Alvin of Klemme, and Grace Hastings of Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.