Charlotte M. Donley (1932 - 2016)


BRANDON – Charlotte M. Donley, 84 years old, of Brandon, Iowa, died on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at her home. She was born on February 9, 1932, in Benton County, Iowa, the daughter of Buy Andrew and Ethel Elizabeth (Lehman) Roster. On May 11, 1952, she and Thomas Langham Donley were married in Cedar Fall, Iowa.
She was a Cub Scout Den Mother. She also enjoyed her church activities, traveling, ceramics, and growing flowers. She was a member of the Brandon United Methodist Church in Brandon and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Mrs. Donley is survived by her husband of 64 years, Thomas; three sons: Dave Donley of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Duane Donley and Dennis Donley, both of Brandon, Iowa; three grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: Glen Roster of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Bill Roster of Orlando, Florida; and 5 sisters: Shirley Clayton and Marge Blickenderfer, both of Waterloo, Iowa, Stella Wilbur and Donna Cambridge, both of Springfield, Mo., and June Smith of Oklahoma City, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Virginia Cornwell.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at the Brandon United Methodist Church in Brandon, Iowa, with Rev. Lexie Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in Bear Creek Cemetery, rural Brandon. Friends may call for visitation from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, at the White Funeral Home in Independence.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from July 11 to July 20, 2016