Nov. 21, 1942-June 20, 2012
Charlene A. Closson, 69, of Delphos, devoted wife and mother, went home to be with the Lord at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 21, 1942, in Lima to Richard and Betty Jean Schmelzer, who preceded her in death.
On Dec. 20, 1961, she married George A. Closson Jr., who died on Jan. 13, 1981.
Survivors include a son, Darren (Ann) Closson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Jean (Jim) Fisher of Delphos, Sheri (Drew) Dunlavy of Fort Wayne and Tina (Jeff) German of Warsaw, Ind.; and seven grandchildren, Dustin (Megan), Tyler, Devan, Sean, Katie, Emma and Claire.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Sheidler.
Mrs. Closson was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She loved watching movies, playing cards and gardening. She spent her last few years among family and friends at the Manor House in Antwerp.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Ron Carter officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Manor House Assisted Living.
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