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Charles L. Limbrey

March 1, 1930 — September 8, 2010

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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