Charlotte Orth

Charlotte Jane Orth

BELLVILLE: Charlotte Jane Orth, 74, of Bellville, OH died October 8, 2013. Born December 11, 1938, she was the daughter of Joseph F. and Kathryn (Hankins) Thornton. Charlotte was a family oriented woman who loved spending time with her children, grand and great-grandchildren. She was a huge Elvis fan, even meeting him and receiving two kisses from him once. Charlotte also enjoyed bingo, word searches, and making jewelry. She spent much of her time at the Lexington Senior Center was a member of the Oasis Club.

Surviving Charlotte are her children, Diane (Mark) Morgan of Bellville, Bob (fiancée) Deb Orth of Mansfield, and Teresa (Douglas) Sherman and Karen (Todd) Rudolph, both of Galion; nine grandchildren, Bobby, Bart, Jessica, Bret, and Billy Orth, Lora (Mike) Morand and Daniel Morgan, Lauren, and Paige Rudolph; nine great-grandchildren, Donovan, Rheign, Britten, Mia, Gabriel, Alex, Mason, Paisley, and Bobby; and several nieces and nephews.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Shirley Birkenhauer.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield, OH 44902. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2013, at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Dan Klous. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lexington Senior Center.

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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
98 S Diamond St Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 522-5211

Published in the News Journal on Oct. 9, 2013