Charlene E. Westling
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Charlene E. Westling, Topeka, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at her home. Mrs. Westling was born Sept. 10, 1923, the daughter of Charles H. and Nellie Schenck Williams. She graduated from Pittsburg High School and attended Kansas State Teachers College. She worked for Delta Airlines in New Orleans during World War II and later Eastern Airlines in Louisville, Ky., where she was commissioned to paint murals at the airport terminal building. She has been a violinist with the Topeka Civic Symphony. She also was a para with the special education department at Seaman High School for several years. Mrs. Westling was a nationally recognized Original Doll Artist. She was a member of the prestigious National Institute of American Doll Artists. Her original dolls have been featured in major doll magazines, as well as in books on art and dolls. She was an active member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Topeka, the PEO Sisterhood and Cherished Doll Club of Topeka, and United Federation of Doll Clubs. She married Al Westling on July 12, 1959, at Pittsburg. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, William Westling and Chris Westling, both of Topeka; a daughter, Elizabeth Westling, Topeka; sisters, Virginia Studyvin, Merriam, and Alice L. Swisher, Topeka; and four grandchildren, James, Jena, Jeremy and Roland. Mrs. Westling was preceded in death by two brothers, Galen Williams and John C. Williams, and an infant sister, Glenda Williams. Mrs. Westling was cremated. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church in Topeka. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Keith Worthington Chapter of the ALS Association, 8340 Mission Road, B-4, Prairie Village, 66206; Second Presbyterian Church, 210 N.W. Menninger Road, Topeka, 66617; or to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, 66606, or sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home.

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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal from Sep. 4 to Sep. 5, 2003.
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September 8, 2003
To Charlene's Family--we were so sorry to read about Charlene's death in the Pittsburg paper. She painted murels and wonderful irish figures in our attic when we were all children! And they are still there for our grandchildren to enjoy! Our prayers are with you all. Peggy McNally Harth and Eileen McNally Swearingen and our mother, Edythe McNally, Pittsburg.
Peggy McNally-Harth
September 5, 2003
We share in the sorrow over the loss of Charlene, and offer our condolences to her family. Charlene's kindness will not be forgotten. God Bless.
Brian & Vicki Boutwell
September 5, 2003
Dear Uncle Al, Bill and Chris and your families and Betsy.

All of my thoughts and sympathies go out to you in the loss of Aunt Charlene. It does not help with the loss you feel, but please take comfort that those around you are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Love, Susan
Susan Irza
September 5, 2003
Mr. Westling and family, my deepest sympathy to you. Our families have been friends for many years. God Bless and be with you in this time.
Danette Seymour (Hunt)
September 4, 2003
Our thoughts and Prayers are with Al, Bill, Chris, Betsy and the entire Westling family. God bless, Arlette, Bruce, Burke and Willa
Bruce and Arlette Tinsley
September 4, 2003
With my deepest sympathy.
Linda K. High
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