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Bernita E. Charles

Bernita E. Charles, 95, went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Indiana where she resided since 2011.

Bernita was born in Sandy Creek, New York on August 27, 1918, to the late Alva Witsaman and Bessie (Appleman) Witsaman. She lived in LaGrange County and graduated from Wolcottville High School in 1936. She married Harold J. Charles on October 10, 1941.

Bernita was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Harold J. Charles, sister Lucille Mellinger, and brother Donald Witsaman.

Surviving are a son, Stanley (Jeri) Charles of Fort Wayne; a daughter Cheryl (David) Simon of Fort Wayne and Crooked Lake; 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, and brother Dr. Leslie Witsaman of Saginaw, Texas.

Calling is 3:00 to 7:00 PM on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville with Eastern Star services at 7:00 PM.

Funeral service is 1:00 p.m. on Sunday March 16, 2014, at Faith United Methodist Church, 411 Harding Street, Kendallville, with calling one hour prior to the service and Rev. Steven Bahrt officiating.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville. Send a condolence at www.hitefuneral home.com.