Charlene Pearl Alward

September 05, 1924 ‒ March 01, 2009

Sunbury, Ohio

Charlene Pearl Alward, age 84, of Sunbury died Sunday morning, March 1, 2009 at Country View of Sunbury.

She was born on September 5, 1924 in Hudsonville, Michigan to the late John and Alice (Freiswyk) DeVree. She had lived in the Sunbury area for the past 53 years coming from Ft. Wayne Ind. Before retiring she worked as a nurse for Dr. Livingston in Sunbury.

A member of the Sunbury Garden Club, Delaware County Historical Society and Genealogy Society, she enjoyed traveling and a variety of other interests. A wonderful baker, she was an excellent cook and quilting was a favorite pastime.

She is survived son: Craig (Sue) Alward of Delaware; son-in-law: Michael Roof of Delaware; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; brothers: Carl (Marilyn), Donald (Audrey), and Kenneth DeVree.

Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years: Duane E. Alward on January 21, 2008, daughter: Diane E. Roof on December 21, 2007, and brother: Robert DeVree.

Friends may call Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will follow at 7 p.m. Graveside services 1:00p.m., Thursday in the Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI.

The family would like to thank Country View of Sunbury, Tridia Hospice, and the Staff of Harvest Hall, who treated her like their own.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or Alzheimer’s Association, 39 West Winter Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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