June 9, 1933 - October 11, 2016
Charlotte Faulkner passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Springfield Regional Medical Center, from complications of neuro-endocrine cancer and surgery.
Charlotte was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Bessie Brammer Brown and Leo J. Brown. They moved to Springfield, Ohio shortly after her birth, and she graduated from Springfield High School in 1951. Her first job was at Crowell-Collier’s magazine, where she met Marvin Faulkner. They were married on November 12, 1953, 11 days before Marvin went to Germany with the Army. When he returned in 1955 they moved to their current home in Westville.
Lisa was born in 1956, Vance in 1959 and Curtis was born in 1965. Charlotte began working as a school bus driver for the Graham school district in 1968, and stayed for 32 years. When she retired from driving, she took a job at Meadowview Growers in New Carlisle, as she loved gardening and enjoyed creating beautiful potted arrangements and sharing advice with other gardeners. Her flower garden was featured on the Home Tour for the Champaign County Historical Society in 2011.
Charlotte is survived by her husband, Marvin; daughter Lisa (Brian) Dunne; sons Vance (Christine) and Curt (Adriana); and grandchildren Valerie Sewell, Josh Dunne, Nick Dunne, Paige Faulkner and Drake Faulkner; step-grandchildren Nick, Isabella, Joseph and Michael; great-grandchildren Tori Robinson, Bailey Robinson, Gretchen Robinson, Sierra Sewell and Amber Sewell; sister-in-laws Pat Brown and Judy Faulkner, and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind dogs, Duke and Dusty; and cats, Peggy Lee, Phoebe, Lolly, Ruthie, Kelly and Jacy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Ken Brown and Charlie Brown, sister-in- law Mary Brown and brother-in-law Milford Faulkner.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Barely Used Pets, 844 Jackson Hill Road, Urbana, Ohio 43078 – www.barelyusedpets.com. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 at Westville United Methodist Church, 76 North Route 560, Westville, Ohio. Visitation with the family will be held from noon-2:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Beautiful,loving,kind,gracious. I could go on and still not find enough words to describe Charlotte. She was a constant loving presence in my growing up and I will never forget her. Her protectiveness of children and animals had a profound impact on this world. Marvin, Lisa, Vance and Curtis, I know her loss is leaving a huge hole in your lives, but I hope that knowing how much others loved her helps a bit with your grief. Love, Debby