January 01, 1970
Age 74, of Cranberry Twp.,PA passed away suddenly at home on Jan. 2, 2014. Born on Sept. 2, 1939, in Ellwood City, Mrs. Charles graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City and Grove City College. She lived out of state for much of her life, raising a family in Stow, Ohio, before returning to the Pittsburgh area in 1985.
She lived in Cranberry for the last 20 years and settled into Rolling Road Regency senior community nearly three years ago, where she made many new friends.
Mrs. Charles was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, where she previously had served as a Eucharistic minister, she was a member of Royal Court, and she had found joy in crocheting items for the church’s Preemie Ministry. She also was active in Cranberry Seniors.
If measured by the number friends and relatives who loved her, Mrs. Charles lived a wealthy life. She was generous in spirit, kind and enjoyed making people laugh. Despite distance, illness or time, Mrs. Charles maintained many long-term friendships with people who gave her strength, purpose and happiness.
Mrs. Charles was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Margaret Krause and her beloved daughter, Theresa. She is survived by sons Rick (Angie) of Stow, Ohio, and Steven (Mary Jane) of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and four grandsons who were her pride and joy: Tom, Michael, Taylor and Casey. She also leaves behind many cousins in the Pittsburgh area with whom she remained very close, and countless friends in Pennsylvania, Ohio and beyond. Friends received Monday 2-4 & 6-8PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME of CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd., (724) 772-8800. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Ferdinand Church on Tuesday at 10AM.Send Flowers Shop Gifts Print Obituary Share Obituary