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Description: Obituary of Wendling, CharlesDate: April 15 2009
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: A6 / 2
Charles Wendling, 94, of North Adams Home in Mendon, formerly of rural Griggsville, died at 4:24 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2009, in the North Adams Home.
Born June 26, 1914, in Pike County, Charles was a son of Victor and Mary L. Dwyer Wendling. He married Grace I. Thompson on March 23, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. She died Jan. 27, 2009.
Charles was a member of the United Brethren Church of Fishhook and was a Boy Scout leader for many years. He will be remembered by his family and friends as the "World's most dedicated Democrat." Charles farmed all of his life in Pike County and worked as a carpenter for many years.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Sade and her husband, Jay, of Quincy and Nina Arleth and her husband, Chris, of Seaside, Calif.; three grandchildren, Charlie Sade and his wife, Lisa, of LaGrange, Mo., Jessica Murphy and her husband, John, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Tony Durbin and his wife, Christine, of Golden, Colo; six great-grandchildren, Aryanna Sade, Chase Sade, Allyson Murphy, Falon Murphy, Taylor Murphy and Nolan Durbin; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Wendling was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Grace; a twin sister, Geneva Stinebaker and her husband, Vern; and a brother, Ira Wendling and his wife, Beatrice. Services were held Thursday, April 9, 2009, in the Fishhook United Brethren Church in Fishhook, conducted by Pastor Mark Dickerson and Doug Wilson. Burial was at Wilson Cemetery near Perry. Visitation was held at 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, April 9, in the church in Fishhook. Memorials can be made to thet Blessing Foundation for Hospice, North Adams Home or the charity of the donor's choice. Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy handled arrangements