91, Charleston, Illinois
Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 11, 2012 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois
Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the East Harrison Street Church of God Roof Fund with envelope at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P. O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449
Charlene Ruddell, 91, Charleston, Illinois and formerly of Crawford County, Illinois passed away at 8:40 A.M. at the Lakewood Village, Charleston, Illinois. Born in Oblong, Illinois on June 6, 1920, she was the daughter of Charles Ames and Yone Waid. She was self-employed-owned Ruddell Grocery Stores in Oblong and Robinson for many years then worked at Big John’s, Gallo’s, Sears and the Eagle Shoe Shore in Robinson, Illinois. She was a member of the East Harrison Street Church of God, Charleston, Illinois. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching tv, cross stitching and quilting.
In 1936, she married Karl Franklin Ruddell, who preceded her in death in 1970. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Arthur “Keith” Ruddell, an infant grandson and two sisters, Doretha Cravens and Roberta Warters.
Charlene is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Paul & Janet Ruddell; a daughter and son-in-law, Karla & Burl Martin; nine grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Bev Newbold; fifteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pastor Curt Weaver will officiate the funeral service. Burial will be in the Prairie Cemetery, rural Oblong, Illinois.