Ruddell Charlene

Born: Sun., Jun. 6, 1920
Died: Wed., May 9, 2012

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Charlene Ruddell, age 91, of Charleston, Illinois, formerly of Crawford County, Illinois, died Wednesday May 9, 2012 at the Lakewood Village, Charleston, Illinois. Born June 6, 1920 in Oblong, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Yone (Waid) Ames. She married Karl Franklin Ruddell in 1936 and he preceded her in death in 1970. Charlene was self employed, owned Ruddell Grocery Stores in Oblong and Robinson, Illinois for many years then worked at Big John's; Gallo's; Sears and the Eagle Shoe Store in Robinson, Illinois; was a member of the East Harrison Street Church of God in Charleston, Illinois and enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching TV, cross stitching and quilting.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Janet Ruddell, Charleston, Illinois, daughter and son-in-law, Karla and Burl Martin, Trophy Club, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Deloris Ames, Silver Creek, Georgia; nine grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois with Pastor Curt Weaver officiating. Visitation will be Friday May 11, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Burial will be in the Prairie Cemetery, rural Oblong, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the East Harrison Street Church of God (Roof Fund) with envelopes available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.

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