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Charles L. Limbrey

Charles Loyd Limbrey, 80, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at his residence in the presence of his wife, daughters and granddaughter.

He was born March 1, 1930 in Washington County, Kansas, the son of Charles Chester and Elsie Loyd Limbrey. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1948 and enlisted in the US Navy in 1950. He served during the Korean War with the Sea Bees and was honorably discharged in 1954. He married the former Imogene Watson on August 10, 1952 and together they raised 3 daughters.

Charles worked in construction most of his life. He was a carpenter 31 years at Earlham College, retiring in 1992. He stayed active the past several years as a funeral assistant for Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home and Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary. Charles was a faithful member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans and a former member of the Fountain City Fire Department.

Charles will be missed by his wife, Imogene; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Paula & James Chaltry, of Oostburg, Wisconsin; Brenna & Dale Lynch, of Fountain City; Marla & Dennis Swope, of Eaton, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, Treva Chaltry, Jennifer (Dane) Pipenger, David (Jennifer) Wiwi, Abby Clapp, Lucas Chaltry, Joseph Clapp, Jason Swope, Ryan Swope and Jamie (Ryan) Seal; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents and 1 sister.

Charles' life will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are encouraged for the Reid Hospital Foundation for Heart & Vascular Services or the Fountain City Fire Department.

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Brenna - sorry to hear of the loss of your dad.  I hope you feel blessed to have had all these years with your parents and all the sweet memories you have tucked away.  I lost my dad when I was a junior at NHS and my mom passed when I was 27.  You'll be in my prayers.

Debra (Dean) Callahan Feb 10 2011 12:00 AM

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Cherish the memories that you had with him.
I wish I could be there with you and family in this time of need.

Jami (Keller) MacLarty Sep 12 2010 12:00 AM

Your family is in our prayers. May God's love and peace comfort you. Jim, Terri, Allison, Cassie,& Jared.

Jim & Terri Miller Sep 11 2010 12:00 AM


Stephen Hickey Sep 11 2010 12:00 AM

Love and prayers to the family.

Jane Kochersperger Winters Stamper Sep 10 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

Nancy DeLucio Sep 10 2010 12:00 AM

From the Family of Bill Birum to the Family of Charlie Limbrey - please know you have our sympathy & understanding - Kay & Kids

Kay Birum Sep 10 2010 12:00 AM

I know this is such a hard time for you and your family. Our thoughts are with you. Charles was such a nice man. He will be missed by all. Sincerely

Billy & Linda Harrison Sep 10 2010 12:00 AM

I knew Charles and Imogene from the Ft City United Methodist Church, such a wonderful couple, he always took the time to say hello. Fond memories. He will truly be missed by all.
My prayers go out to the family.

Tammy Adams Conant Sep 10 2010 12:00 AM

Imogene, Brenna, Marla and Jennifer.... So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and ur family. Erick and Amanda Noland

Erick Noland Sep 10 2010 12:00 AM

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