Her life with husband, Nicholas Anthony Yeager, began on October 22, 1949, and continued for 58 ½ years. Together they shared in the joys and responsibilities of raising five sons and a daughter. Their children and spouses, Tony and Barb Yeager, Ron and Marilyn Yeager, Susie and Bob Patterson, Tom and Connie Yeager, and sons Mark and Scott will remain always grateful for the faithfulness, generosity, friendship and love so steadfastly poured out, even to the end.
Charlene was industrious, honest and wise. She and Nick were faithful and prayerful Catholics. Through the Eucharist and Proclamation of the Word, God drew them close, giving them patience and trust. She met many of her friends through her service to St. Peter’s Cathedral and St. John the Baptist in Smithton where she quilted and volunteered often with a generous spirit.
Charlene was grateful for her many friends who found her to be loyal, caring, helpful and supportive. Like many of her generation, raised in the Great Depression and World War, she loved to dance, took great delight in beauty, and was always, with a smile, ready to lend a hand or join a party.
She valued deeply her many cousins, nieces and nephews and their families. She loved her grandchildren, Michelle (Brandon) Triplett, Michelle (Brad) Turner, Karen (Jul) Fischer, Mike Yeager, Ryan (Heather) Yeager, Kristin (Jim) Powell, Ryan (Diana) Arnold, Renee (Ben) Bailly, Ronda (Jim) Brinson, Shawn (Bridget) Yeager, David Patterson, Katie Yeager, and Nicole Garrett. She considered herself especially blessed to welcome into her family her great grandchildren. Family and friends were her greatest treasure.
To all who loved and cared for Charlene, her children are sincerely grateful. God be praised! Amen.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Charlene’s family will greet friends at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, on Tuesday, April 24th from 4 till 8 pm. Her earthly dwelling will be brought to St. John’s Catholic Church in Smithton, IL, at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Funeral: At 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating. Burial at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery will follow.