Age 90 of Wilmington, passed away Friday evening, January 31, 2020 at Aperion Care in Wilmington.
Born December 17, 1929 in Lilbourn, Missouri, Charlene was a daughter of Hubert Ervin and Madgie (Malugen) McCool. She was raised and educated in Lilbourn, and on July 22, 1950 Charlene married Edward Menz in Piggott, Arkansas. She was a member of Harvest Worship Center in Wilmington and was known for not only her chicken and dumplings, but for her chocolate rolls. Charlene was devoted to her family, and will be remembered as a cherished wife, mother and grandmother who dearly loved spending time with her grandkids.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Ed and son, Lanny R. Menz of Wilmington; grandsons: Duane (Lisa) Menz of Wilmington and Joe Menz of Tiptonville, Tennessee; great grandsons: Danny (Emma) Menz and Justin (Caitlynn) Menz; great-great grandchildren: Charlie Jo Menz and Rowan Grey; one brother, Paul (Linda) McCool of Elwood, Indiana; two sisters-in-law, Jane (the late Hadley) James of Advance, Missouri and Katie (Ralph) Magruder of Limestone, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charlene was preceded in death by her parents; son Danny; one daughter in infancy; three brothers: Thomas McCool, Larry McCool and Hal McCool, and one sister, Gracie Thirston.
The family will receive friends for a visitation on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Funeral services will follow on Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Urban officiating.
Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery in rural Wilmington.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Charlene’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/notices/Charlene-Menz
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)
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