Dec. 5, 1931 - March 16, 2009
WAUNETA -- Charlotte Bernice Christner, 77, died Monday (March 16, 2009) at Heritage of Wauneta Nursing Home.
She was born Dec. 5, 1931, to Charles and Elizabeth (Barton) Swan in Keokuk, Iowa. She grew up and attended elementary and high school at Keokuk, graduating in 1950. After graduation, she worked as a window dresser at J.C. Penney and at the Shaeffer Pen Company.
On Oct. 8, 1960, she married William Robert Christner in Keokuk. They settled north of Hamlet where they lived on several farms before making their home on the family farm north of Hamlet where they lived until her death.
She was a member of the Alliance women ladies group of Hamlet Union Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her half brother Carl Swan,
Survivors include her husband, Bill of Wauneta; sons, Steve and wife, Vicki of Hamlet, Donald and wife, Tonya of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Charles and wife, Becki of Kansas City, Kan.; daughter, Elizabeth Schmidt of Wichita, Kan.; brother, Robert Swan and wife, Iris of McPherson, Kan.; and 13 grandchildren.
Funeral services were today at Hamlet Union Church with the Rev. Kevin McGraw officiating. Interment followed at the Meadow Lawn Cemetery at Hamlet.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.