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June 06th, 2020

Charlene R. Ackerman, 85, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade.

She was born Dec. 14, 1934 to Walter W. and Irene Marie (Schurter) Armbruster in Burlington, Okla.   

She married Dan Ackerman July 31, 1955 in Cherokee, Okla. He survives. 

Later, she began her teaching career with USD 226, teaching fourth grade for many years.

She was a member of PEO, the Friends of the Meade Library, and a quilting club of Liberal. Spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was the biggest joy in life. 

She  enjoyed quilting, flower gardening, photography, and scrapbooking.

Survivors also include sons, Randy Ackerman and wife, Pam, Meade, and Brad Ackerman and wife, Crys, Meade; daughter, Danette Langford and husband, Rjay, Meade; sisters, Carolee A. Whitacre and husband, Bob, LaHabra, Calif., and Cecelia Castle and husband, Richard, Jet, Okla.; sister-in-law, Patricia  Armbruster, Burlington, Okla.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Charles Armbruster.

• Private family funeral services will be at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary in Meade. 

Burial will follow the private services at Graceland Cemetery in Meade.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary in Meade, with the family present from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday.  

Memorials are suggested to the Lone Tree Retirement Center or the Meade Public Library in care of the funeral home. 

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